Technology and Non-Evident Risk – A Contribution to Prevention
This book could not have been possible had it not been for the recognition, trust and committment of three honourable persons who supported our work. Should our discipline contribute to protect human beings from non- evident technological risk, it will not be our credit alone but their’s too. These persons are: Professor Dr. Heinrich Beck, who, through his work and personal charisma has given us the intellectual thrust needed to understand the essence of Technique in our object of study. We thank him for his encouragement and support, for his commitment in the dissemination of our work and for his devotion in the evaluation of the manuscript. (*) Dr. Günter Emde, founder and first director of the INESPE pro- ject, for his moral support, but especially for the continuous ma- terial support given through the years to A. Motta after he was expelled from the University due to the whistleblower nature of our work. Had it not been for Dr. Emde’s integrity and generos- ity we wouldn’t have been able to carry out this work. Professor Dr. Armin Tenner, member and former Chairman of the INES network, for his moral support, for encouraging us to write this book, for his dedication during the writing process and meticulous revision and correction of the translation of the chap- ters and especially, for financing its publication. We would also like to thank: Katrin Forrer, for her excellent disposition and unconditional and essential support in the text typesetting. Peter Lang AG, for trusting in...
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