Autonomy and technological risk

This research concerns to question how respect for autonomy can be improved in decisions concerning the acceptability of technological risk. Imposition of technological risks without the consent of the individual is considered morally problematic. Through various case-studies options are investigated to increase influence of the individual on technological risks.


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Related Scientific publications (selection)


  • Asveld, Lotte. 2008. Respect for Autonomy and Technological Risk. Simon Stevin Series in the Ethics of Technology, no. 1. Delft: Delft University of Technology. click to open pdf


  • Asveld, L. 2007. Autonomy and Risk: Criteria for International Trade Regimes. Journal of Global Ethics 3 (1):21-38. available online


  • Asveld, L. 2006. Informed Consent in Fields of Medical and Technological Practice: An Explorative Comparison. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, Fall 2006, pp.18-34. click to open pdf

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