On the epistemology of the precautionary principle

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Joseph Adam Carter
Glasgow University
Martin Peterson
Texas A&M University
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In this paper we present two distinctly epistemological puzzles that arise for one who aspires to defend the precautionary principle. The first puzzle involves an application of contextualism in epistemology; and the second puzzle concerns the task of defending a plausible version of the precautionary principle that would not be invalidated by the de minimis principle.
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