Value pluralism and incommensurability in Ecological Economics

Bidragets oversatte titel: Værdipluralisme og inkommensurabilitet i økologisk økonomi

Elke Pirgmaier, Emil Urhammer

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We live in times of global crises, where economic, social and ecological problems are increasingly entangled and therefore require novel answers. Economics is today holding a hegemonic position and dominates the way we understand and relate to the problems we face, and it continues to gain new territory. This is reflected in a value hegemony framing everything from biodiversity to carbon emissions in monetary terms. We consider this a democratic problem since the diversity of values is thus not fairly represented in our current mode of decision-making. We believe that the solutions to the grand problems of our time lie in a democracy where multiple values can be communicated. In order to provide inspiration for thinking about such a democracy, this paper provides an overview of a wide range of philosophical positions on values and value pluralism and analyses how values and value pluralism are treated in a selection of articles in ecological economics. The paper concludes that the treatment of values and incommensurability in ecological economics can be characterised as ambiguous. There is a need for further research on the theoretical aspects of these issues.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThor Heyerdahl Summer School in Environmental Governance
Vol/bind3
Sider (fra-til)1-15
Antal sider15
ISSN1893-5591
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedThor Heyerahl Summer School in Environmental Governance: "The Green Economy" - Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric, at the Norwegian University of Life Science, Aas, Norge
Varighed: 16 jun. 201427 jun. 2016

Kursus

KursusThor Heyerahl Summer School in Environmental Governance
LokationDepartment of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric, at the Norwegian University of Life Science
LandNorge
ByAas
Periode16/06/201427/06/2016

Emneord

  • Values
  • Pluralism
  • Ecological conflict

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Value pluralism and incommensurability in Ecological Economics. / Pirgmaier, Elke; Urhammer, Emil.

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceartikel i tidsskriftForskningpeer review

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