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    Practical Values and Uncertainty in Regulatory Decision‐Making.José Luis Luján, Javier Rodríguez Alcázar & Oliver Todt - 2010 - Social Epistemology 24 (4):349-362.
    Regulatory science, which generates knowledge relevant for regulatory decision?making, is different from standard academic science in that it is oriented mainly towards the attainment of non?epistemic (practical) aims. The role of uncertainty and the limits to the relevance of academic science are being recognized more and more explicitly in regulatory decision?making. This has led to the introduction of regulation?specific scientific methodologies in order to generate decision?relevant data. However, recent practical experience with such non?standard methodologies indicates that they, too, may be (...)
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    Mechanistic Information as Evidence in Decision-Oriented Science.José Luis Luján, Oliver Todt & Juan Bautista Bengoetxea - 2016 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 47 (2):293-306.
    Mechanistic information is used in the field of risk assessment in order to clarify two controversial methodological issues, the selection of inference guides and the definition of standards of evidence. In this paper we present an analysis of the concept of mechanistic information in risk assessment by recurring to previous philosophical analyses of mechanistic explanation. Our conclusion is that the conceptual analysis of mechanistic explanation facilitates a better characterization of the concept of mechanistic information. However, it also shows that the (...)
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    The Role of Values in Methodological Controversies: The Case of Risk Assessment.José Luis Luján & Oliver Todt - 2015 - Philosophia Scientae 19:45-56.
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    Participación pública en política tecnológica: problemas y perspectivas.José A. López Cerezo, José A. Méndez Sanz & Oliver Todt - 1998 - Arbor 159 (627):279-308.
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    Standards of Evidence and Causality in Regulatory Science: Risk and Benefit Assessment.José Luis Luján & Oliver Todt - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:82-89.
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    Similarity and Representation in Chemical Knowledge Practices.Juan Bautista Bengoetxea, Oliver Todt & José Luis Luján - 2014 - Foundations of Chemistry 16 (3):215-233.
    This paper argues for the theoretical and practical validity of similarity as a useful epistemological tool in scientific knowledge generation, specifically in chemistry. Classical analyses of similarity in philosophy of science do not account for the concept’s practical significance in scientific activities. We recur to examples from chemistry to counter the claim of authors like Quine or Goodman to the effect that similarity must be excluded from scientific practices . In conclusion we argue that more recent conceptualizations of the notion (...)
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    Non-Cognitive Values and Methodological Learning in the Decision-Oriented Sciences.Oliver Todt & José Luis Luján - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (1):215-234.
    The function and legitimacy of values in decision making is a critically important issue in the contemporary analysis of science. It is particularly relevant for some of the more application-oriented areas of science, specifically decision-oriented science in the field of regulation of technological risks. Our main objective in this paper is to assess the diversity of roles that non-cognitive values related to decision making can adopt in the kinds of scientific activity that underlie risk regulation. We start out, first, by (...)
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  8. Ciencia precautoria y la "fabricación de incertidumbre".José Luis Luján López & Oliver Todt - 2008 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 23 (3):307-317.
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    Explicaciones, mecanismos y reacciones químicas.Juan Bautista Bengoetxea & Oliver Todt - 2014 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 18 (3):393.
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    Del Gobierno a la Gobernanza.Oliver Todt & Marta I. González - 2006 - Isegoría 34:209-224.
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  11. El público, los expertos y la regulación de la ingeniería genética.Oliver Todt - 1999 - Ludus Vitalis 7 (11):159-175.
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    Percepción y Prácticas Tecnocientíficas: Postfenomenología tras Merleau-Ponty.Juan Bautista Bengoetxea & Oliver Todt - 2015 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 71 (1):38-57.
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    Dinámica de los conceptos reguladores. Factores cognitivos y no cognitivos en el contexto de la toma de decisiones sobre riesgos tecnológicos.Oliver Todt & José Luis Poza Luján - 2011 - Endoxa 27:317.
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    Ingeniería y controversia social: hacia una nueva forma de diseño de sistemas técnicos.Oliver Todt - 1997 - Arbor 157 (619):167-182.
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  15. La Gobernanza de la Seguridad Alimentaria.Oliver Todt & Marta Plaza - 2005 - Arbor 181 (715):403-416.
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