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Living and Dying in Worst Case Worlds

Lee Clarke

in Worst Cases

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780226108599
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226108605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0006
Living and Dying in Worst Case Worlds

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This chapter discusses the need to live with the fact that there will always be worst cases and disasters. People should not fear them but prepare for them. This chapter provides some recommendations on how to deal with worst cases. These include demystifying the illusions of control that are proffered to us by our leaders and expected by the public, fostering preemptive resilience, and using counterfactuals and probabilism wisely.

Keywords: worst cases; disasters; illusions of control; preemptive resilience; counterfactuals; probabilism

Chapter.  10055 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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