Docent lecture: “Values, Uncertainty, and Black Swans in Risk Management”
Welcome to the docent lecture of Per Wikman Svahn for admission as a docent in philosophy with a specification in the philosophy of risk. The lecture is arranged by the school of architecture and the built environment and the department of philosophy and history.
Time: Fri 2023-09-29 13.00 - 14.00
Location: W43, Teknikringen 78A
Participating: Per Wikman Svahn
The Philosophy of Risk is an interdisciplinary field of research focused on the philosophical aspects of assessing and managing risks across various domains. This lecture will provide an overview of the significance of philosophical issues in risk management, problematize how values can influence risk analysis and decision-making about risks, and discuss challenges arising from uncertain, uncommon, or surprising risks (so-called 'Black Swans') and how we can improve in managing these types of risks.