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Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette [7]Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette [1]
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    Data Trimming, Nuclear Emissions, and Climate Change.Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette - 2009 - Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (1):19-23.
    Ethics requires good science. Many scientists, government leaders, and industry representatives support tripling of global-nuclear-energy capacity on the grounds that nuclear fission is “carbon free” and “releases no greenhouse gases.” However, such claims are scientifically questionable (and thus likely to lead to ethically questionable energy choices) for at least 3 reasons. (i) They rely on trimming the data on nuclear greenhouse-gas emissions (GHGE), perhaps in part because flawed Kyoto Protocol conventions require no full nuclear-fuel-cycle assessment of carbon content. (ii) They (...)
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    Agriculture, Ethics, and Restrictions on Property Rights.Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette - 1988 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 1 (1):21-40.
    The argument in this essay is twofold. (1) Procedural justice requires,in particular cases, that we restrict property rights in natural resources, e.g., California agricultural land or Appalachian coal land. (2) Conditions imposed by Locke's political theory and by dense population require,in general, that we restrict property rights in finite or non-renewable natural resources such as land. If these arguments are correct, then we have a moral imperative to use land-use controls (such as taxation, planning, zoning, and acreage limitations) to restructure (...)
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    Island Biogeography, Species-Area Curves, and Statistical Errors: Applied Biology and Scientific Rationality.Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:447 - 456.
    When Kangas suggested in 1986 that wildlife reserve designs could be much smaller than previously thought, community ecologists attacked his views on methodological grounds (island biogeographical theory is beset with uncertainties) and on conservation grounds (Kangas seemed to encourage deforestation and extinction). Kangas' defenders, like Simberloff, argued that in a situation of biological uncertainty (the degree/type of deforestation-induced extinction), scientists ought to follow the epistemologically conservative course and risk type-II error (the risk of not rejecting a null hypothesis that is (...)
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    Agriculture, Ethics, and Restrictions on Property Rights.Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette - 1988 - Journal of Agricultural Ethics 1 (1):21-40.
  5. Probabilistic Uncertainty and Technological Risks.Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette - 1993 - In René von Schomberg (ed.), Science, Politics, and Morality: Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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    Environmental Risk and the Iron Triangle: The Case of Yucca Mountain.Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette - 1995 - Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (4):753-777.
    Despite significant scientific uncertainties and strong public opposition, there appears to be an “iron triangle” of industry, government,and consultants/contractors promoting the siting of the world’s first permanent geological repository for high-level nuclear waste and spent fuel, proposed for Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Arguing that representatives of this iron triangle have ignored important epistemological and ethical difficulties with the proposed facility, I conclude that the business climate surrounding this triangle appears to leave little room for consideration of ethical issues related to public (...)
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    Biomass and Effects of Airborne Ultrafine Particulates: Lessons About State Variables in Ecology. [REVIEW]Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette - 2013 - Biological Theory 8 (1):44-48.
  8. Property and Procedural Justice.Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette - 1991 - In Charles V. Blatz (ed.), Ethics and Agriculture: An Anthology on Current Issues in World Context. University of Idaho Press. pp. 160.
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