What is it about?
For many years, it was deemed impossible for environmental ethics to formulate justified environmental policy. Environmental pragmatism, a new outlook in this regard, suggests that a community can determine what is morally righteous by taking multiple values into consideration. This article considers why it seems to be the case that the commitments of environmental pragmatism are self-contradictory.
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Why is it important?
As Bryan Norton, the main scholar in the field of environmental pragmatism, is heralded because of his offerings of environmental policy, my findings show a seemingly unsurmountable problem for him. This problem needs to be resolved in order to indeed propose righteous environmental policy.
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This page is a summary of: A Problem for Environmental Pragmatism: Value Pluralism and the Sustainability Principle, Contemporary Pragmatism, December 2020, Brill,
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