The precautionary principle

General information on the precautionary principle

Jonas, H. (1985): The Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press.

Sunstein, C. R. (2005). The Precautionary Principle as a Basis for Decision Making. The Economists’ Voice, 2(2), 1–9. Online Version

von Schomberg, R. (2006 ): The precautionary principle and its normative challenges. In: Fisher, E. / Jones, J./ von Schomberg, R. (eds.): Implementing the Precautionary Principle: Perspectives and Prospects, Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA, US: Edward Elgar, 19–42.

Hillerbrand, R. / Roeser, S. (2016): Towards a Tird ›Practice Turn‹: An Inclusive and Empirically Informed Perspective on Risk. In: Franssen, M./Vermaas, P. E./Kroes, P./Meijers, A. W. M. (eds.): Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn. Cham: Springer, 145–166.

Pinsdorf, C. (2022): Bioeconomy Beneath and Beyond: Persisting Challenges from a Philosophical and Ethical Perspective. In: Lanzerath, D. / Schurr, U. / Pinsdorf, C. / Stake, M. (eds.): Bioeconomy and Sustainability. Perspectives from Natural and Social Sciences, Economics and Ethics. Cham; Springer, 343–377.

Legal anchoring

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (1992). Online Version

Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, article 20a. Online Version

Reunification treaty, article 34 (1990). Online Version

Treaty on the function of the European Union, article 191. Online Version

Commission of the European Communities (2000): Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Social Policy Agenda. COM(2000) 379 final. Online Version

Commission of the European Communities (2000): Communication from the Commission on the Precautionary Principle. COM(2000) 1 final. Online Version

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