Problem

Unwillingness to risk loss of life

Other Names:
Undue valuation of life
Unwillingness to risk death
Claim:

The apparent futility of many ideals and abstract goals and the painful conflicts they engender has led to an increasing unwillingness, whether on the part of the individuals concerned or their employers, to risk loss of life and the ability to pursue personal happiness. Other than in special circumstances, such as violent sports and mountaineering, considerable effort is deployed to prevent loss of life and the avoidance of any unnecessary exposure to risk, even if the individual desires it. Politically it has become increasingly unacceptable for industrialized societies to place their military personnel at risk even when there is a possibility of saving other human lives.

 

Narrower Problems:
Excessive caution
Related Problems:
Capital punishment
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Life DeathAssessmentHazards
Date of last update
12.12.2017 – 14:28 CET