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Ecological economics : concepts and methods

Author: Malte Michael Faber; Reiner Manstetten; John L R Proops
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Brookfield, Vt., US : E. Elgar, 1996.
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This volume focuses on the concepts and methods required to integrate the sciences and humanities in order to build ecological economics. It addresses the central dilemma of control over nature by humans ignorant of the environmental impacts of their actions.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Faber, Malte Michael.
Ecological economics.
Cheltenham, UK ; Brookfield, Vt., US : E. Elgar, 1996
(OCoLC)604360769
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malte Michael Faber; Reiner Manstetten; John L R Proops
ISBN: 1858982839 9781858982830 1858989981 9781858989983
OCLC Number: 34192509
Description: xiv, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Ecological Economics: Rationale and Problem Areas --
3. Towards an Open Future: Ignorance, Novelty and Evolution --
4. The Dilemma of Modern Humans and Nature: An Exploration of the Faustian Imperative / Malte Faber, Reiner Manstetten, John Proops and Hans-Christoph Binswanger --
5. Sustainable Development: The Roles of Science and Ethics / Malte Faber, Reiner Manstetten, John Proops and Frank Jost --
6. Entropy: A Unifying Concept for Ecological Economics / Malte Faber, Reiner Manstetten, John Proops and Stefan Baumgartner --
7. The Use of the Entropy Concept in Ecological Economics / Malte Faber, Reiner Manstetten, John Proops and Stefan Baumgartner --
8. Evolution in Biology, Physics and Economics: A Conceptual Analysis --
9. On the Conceptual Foundations of Ecological Economics: A Teleological Approach --
10. Interdisciplinary Research Between Economists and Physical Scientists: Retrospect and Prospect. 11. Humankind and the Environment: An Anatomy of Surprise and Ignorance --
12. Experience, Knowledge and the Environment: An Epistemological Essay --
13. Linking Ecology and Economy: Joint Production in the Chemical Industry / Malte Faber, Reiner Manstetten, John Proops, Frank Jost and George Muller-Furstenberger --
14. Reducing CO[subscript 2] Emissions: Analysis and Policy / Malte Faber, Reiner Manstetten, John Proops, Frank Jost, Gerhard Wagenhals and Stefan Speck.
Responsibility: Malte Faber, Reiner Manstetten, John Proops.

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