David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (4):365-373 (2007)
After summarizing what I take to be the main contribution of Norton’s book––his proposal for a new vocabulary for public discourse as it pertains to environmental stability––I attempt to locate his work among some of the current debates regarding sustainability and public policy. I detail some of the ways in which this work constitutes a further development of themes he presented in 1991 in Toward unity Among Environmentalists. I discuss his prescriptions for defusing confrontations regarding environmental policy by functionalizing issues in ways that cut across historically entrenched interest groups. From the standpoint of method, I␣argue that Norton has stacked a Habermas- type proceduralism on top of a pragmatic experimentalist platform (and I add that if he had constructed his method the other way around it would not have worked.) In all this I find Norton’s proposals both imaginative and full of promise.
|Keywords||environmentalism EPA functionalism ideology John Dewey naturalism pragmatism sustainability|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
James Dwyer (2009). How to Connect Bioethics and Environmental Ethics: Health, Sustainability, and Justice. Bioethics 23 (9):497-502.
Brian K. Steverson (2009). Contextualism and Norton's Convergence Hypothesis. In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Nature in Common?: Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy. Temple University Press. 135-150.
Paul B. Thompson (2007). Norton's Sustainability : Some Comments on Risk and Sustainability. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (4):375-386.
Bryan G. Norton (2003). Searching for Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Essays in the Philosophy of Conservation Biology. Cambridge University Press.
Andrew Dobson (ed.) (1999). Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice. Oup Oxford.
Kevin Elliott (2007). Norton's Conception of Sustainability: Political, Not Metaphysical? Environmental Ethics 29 (1):3-22.
Bryan G. Norton (2007). A Reply to My Critics. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (4):387-405.
Jennifer Welchman (2007). Norton and Passmore on Valuing Nature. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (4):353-363.
Ray Grizzle (1999). A Holistic Approach to Sustainability Based on Pluralism Stewardship. Environmental Ethics 21 (1):23-42.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #146,511 of 1,139,999 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #157,514 of 1,139,999 )
How can I increase my downloads?