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Explaining disasters: the case for preventive ethics

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Harris, C.E., Jr. ; Dept. of Philosophy, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA

In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded during launch, taking the lives of six astronauts and one teacher. The disaster virtually stopped U.S. space exploration for two years. How should this disaster be explained? The article discusses three types of explanation and considers the application of preventive ethics. People should be informed about unusual dangers to which they might be subjected, and given the chance to consent or not consent to the dangers

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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Summer 1995

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