philosophy

Climate Change and the Failure of Traditional Environmental Philosophy

The problem of anthropogenic climate change provides one of the few instances in which politicians and economists have actively solicited the advice of philosophers on how to proceed. Unfortunately, the responses they have received have been almost uniformly unhelpful. This paper attempts to explain why traditional environmental philosophy has had such difficulty formulating policy-relevant advice.

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