Assignemnt 1-The Ethical Dimensions of Taking Risk

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The Ethical Dimensions of Taking Risk An important dimension of engineering is assessing the safety and the risk of what is being produced. What allows us to take risks with other peoples’ lives? And what are the ethical guidelines for that? In this short assignment, I will examine the argument made by Sven Ove Hansson, which states that no version of contractualism can serve to guide our actions in cases involving risks to others. First, I will clarify the mixture appraisal problem for contract theories and then elaborate upon the term by going in depth on the contract theories of consent. Second, I will state Sven Ove Hansson’s argument in standard form. Finally, I will support Sven Ove Hansson’s argument. The mixture appraisal problem for contract theories states; given that a contract-based moral theory prohibits a certain action, under what circumstances does this prohibition extend to a mixture containing that action? Due to the fact that cases involve risk and uncertainty, the most sensible answer is to acquire the consent of those involved. The two forms of consent are, actual
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