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Between Scylla and Charybdis - on the place of economic methods and concepts within ecological economics

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Strunz, Sebastian; Klauer, Bernd; Ring, Irene; Schiller, Johannes

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Körperschaftlicher Herausgeber Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Abstract Ecological Economics inherently faces a challenge akin to sailing between Scylla and Charybdis. In Greek mythology these are two monsters located on opposite sides of a narrow strait, and falling victim to one or other of them is unavoidable. In the recurring process of establishing and refining its conceptual foundations, Ecological Economics runs the risk of, on the one hand, losing important insights by trying to be radically different from mainstream economics and, on the other hand, becoming a redundant appendix to mainstream environmental economics by routinely applying its concepts and methods. We argue that avoiding both fallacies is possible by using Ecological Economics’ orientation towards sustainability as a guiding principle. The scientist’s power of judgment supports her decision concerning which methods are suitable for tackling a given sustainability problem. The intersubjective quality of judgment prevents the resulting methodological pluralism from drifting toward arbitrariness.
Thesaurusschlagwörter environmental economy; ecology; economic method; sustainability; example; ontology; economics; business ethics
Klassifikation Allgemeines, spezielle Theorien und "Schulen", Methoden, Entwicklung und Geschichte der Wirtschaftswissenschaften; Ökologie und Umwelt
Freie Schlagwörter ecological economics; methodological pluralism; power of judgment
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2014
Erscheinungsort Leipzig
Seitenangabe 19 S.
Schriftenreihe UFZ Discussion Papers, 26/2014
ISSN 1436-140X
Status Veröffentlichungsversion
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht-kommerz., Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen
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