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ERIC Number: EJ855199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Science and Ecological Economics: Integrating of the Study of Humans and the Rest of Nature
Costanza, Robert
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v29 n5 p358-373 2009
Ecological economics is a transdisciplinary field that seeks to integrate the study of humans and the rest of nature as the basis for the creation of a sustainable and desirable future. It seeks to dissolve the barriers between the traditional disciplines and achieve a true "consilience" of all the sciences and humanities. This consilient, transdisciplinary science represents a rebalancing of analysis and synthesis; a recognition of the central role of envisioning in science; a pragmatic philosophy built on complex systems theory, thermodynamics, and modeling; a multiscale approach; and a consistent integration of cultural and biological coevolution. It will allow us to build a world that is both sustainable and desirable and that recognizes our fundamental partnership with the rest of nature. (Contains 1 note, 1 table, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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