Philosophy SRP4

Philosophy SRP4 - Linda Martinez SRP 4 Sept 28 2010...

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Linda Martinez SRP 4 Sept. 28, 2010 Precautionary principle is if there is a chance of an action leading to bad consequences, we should avoid that course of action. For example, there is a chance that by doing nothing to change the climate that nothing will drastically change. But research has proven that doing nothing will only worsen the problem. So the actions that we do throughout the day, such as overuse fossil fuels, which harm our atmosphere, should be avoided, according to precautionary principle. Another situation can be if every time he or she rides his or her bike, he or she wears a helmet. Most of the time he or she will not fall off their bike, so there is no need for the helmet, and yet every time when one gets on their bike he or she wears a helmet. This is due to the chance of needing that helmet, and if one doesn’t have it on it could lead to the very bad consequences. Also, one could be too cautious. There is a chance of you falling off your bicycle, this does happen. According to the precautionary principle, you shouldn’t ride your bike ever.
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PHIL 106 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UNL.

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