Environmental science and environmental ethics
Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, author
Oregon State Unviersity, Department of Philosophy, publisher
Science and conscience have a complex, elusive relationship and this is nowhere better illustrated than in the relationship between environmental science and environmental ethics. Some ecological descriptions are more or less laden with values: order, stability, diversity, communities, interdependence, health, integrity, resilience, efficiency, flourishing. Examples from the Ecological Society of America and a sustainable biosphere, as this differs from sustainable development, advocated by the United Nations UNCED conference. Asking what is "vital" joins environmental science and environmental ethics.
science and values
Ecological Society of America
United Nations UNCED conference