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A Sustainable Philosophy—The Work of Bryan Norton, 1st ed. 2018 The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics Series, Vol. 26

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Sarkar Sahotra, Minteer Ben A.

Couverture de l’ouvrage A Sustainable Philosophy—The Work of Bryan Norton

This book provides a richly interdisciplinary assessment of the thought and work of Bryan Norton, one of most innovative and influential environmental philosophers of the past thirty years. In landmark works such as Toward Unity Among Environmentalists and Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management, Norton charted a new and highly productive course for an applied environmental philosophy, one fully engaged with the natural and social sciences as well as the management professions. A Sustainable Philosophy gathers together a distinguished group of scholars and professionals from a wide array of fields (including environmental philosophy, natural resource management, environmental economics, law, and public policy) to engage Norton?s work and its legacy for our shared environmental future. A study in the power of intellectual legacy and the real-world influence of philosophy, the book will be of great interest scholars and students in environmental philosophy, public policy and management, and environmental and sustainability studies. By considering the value and impact of Norton?s body of work it will also chart a course for the next generation of pragmatic environmental philosophers and sustainability scholars grappling with questions of environmental value, knowledge, and practice in a rapidly changing world.


Chapter 1.  Norton on Sustainability as Such (Paul B. Thompson).- Chapter 2. Ecological Sustainability (J. Baird Callicott).- Chapter 3. Norton vs Callicott on Interpreting Aldo Leopold: A Jamesian View (Piers H.G. Stephens).- Chapter 4. The Language of Environmental Ethics: Escaping The Emotivist Trap (Daniel W. Bromley).- Chapter 5. Environmental Pragmatism, Decision Theory, and Systematic Conservation Planning (Sahotra Sarkar).- Chapter 6. Values Pluralism and “Sustainability” (Richard Howarth).- Chapter 7. Shared Values and Scientific Knowledge in Environmental Decision-making (Evelyn Brister).- Chapter 8. Adaptive Management as a Theory of Intergenerational Justice? (Clark Wolf).- Chapter 9. Leadership for Sustainability (R. Bruce Hull).- Chapter 10. The Power of Process: A Role for Norton’s Deliberative Approach to Sustainability in Building Constituencies for Change (Paul D. Hirsch) etc.

Sahotra Sarkar is Professor in the Departments of Integrative Biology and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. A specialist in history and philosophy of science, conservation biology, and environmental philosophy, he is the author of six books, editor of over fifteen volumes, and author of over two hundred papers spanning philosophy and science. He received his BA from Columbia University and MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.

Ben A. Minteer is Professor of Environmental Ethics and Conservation in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he also holds the Arizona Zoological Society Endowed Chair. He writes about species extinction, wilderness, zoos, and the evolution of American environmental thought and practice.  Minteer’s scholarly work has appeared in a range of journals spanning the sciences and humanities, including Science, Nature, BioScience, and Environmental Ethics.  His popular writing has appeared in Slate and the Earth Island Journal, among other outlets. Minteer has also published a number of books, including most recently The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation.

The first book to cover the thought and legacy of Bryan Norton, one of the most distinguished and influential environmental philosophers of the past thirty years

The only book dealing with the interdisciplinary nature of Norton’s work and its value across a wide range of intellectual traditions and management contexts

Brings together a group of top scholars to assess the impact and legacy of Norton’s work for the next generation of environmental philosophers and sustainability scholars


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