Sven Ove Hansson

The Science and Ethics of Risk

Sven Ove Hansson is professor in philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is editor-in-chief of Theoria and of the two book series Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Philosophy, Technology, and Society. His research on risk and safety focuses on ethical and epistemological aspects. His other philosophical research includes contributions to the philosophy of science and technology, decision theory, logic, and moral and political philosophy. He is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and past president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. He has published well over 350 papers in refereed international journals and books. His books on risk-related topics include The Ethics of Risk (2013), Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management (edited with Deborah Oughton, 2013), The Role of Technology in Science (edited, 2015), The Ethics of Technology. Methods and Approaches (edited, 2017), and Handbook of Safety Principles (edited with Niklas Möller, Jan-Erik Holmberg, and Carl Rollenhagen, 2018).