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The Resource Living well now and in the future : why sustainability matters, Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

Living well now and in the future : why sustainability matters, Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

Label
Living well now and in the future : why sustainability matters
Title
Living well now and in the future
Title remainder
why sustainability matters
Statement of responsibility
Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most people acknowledge the profound importance of sustainability, but few can define it. We are ethically bound to live sustainably for the sake of future generations, but what does that mean? In this book Randall Curren, a philosopher, and Ellen Metzger, a scientist, clarify normative aspects of sustainability. Combining their perspectives, they propose that sustainability can be understood as the art of living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future. Curren and Metzger lay out the nature and value of sustainability, survey the problems, catalog the obstacles, and identify the kind of efforts needed to overcome them. They formulate an ethic of sustainability with lessons for government, organizations, and individuals, and illustrate key ideas with three case studies. Curren and Metzger put intergenerational justice at the heart of sustainability; discuss the need for fair (as opposed to coercive) terms of cooperation to create norms, institutions, and practices conducive to sustainability; formulate a framework for a fundamental ethic of sustainability derived from core components of common morality; and emphasize the importance of sustainability education. The three illustrative case studies focus on the management of energy, water, and food systems, examining the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Australia's National Water Management System, and patterns of food production in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curren, Randall R
Index
index present
LC call number
GE196
LC item number
.C87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Metzger, Ellen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainability
  • Democracy
  • Justice
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Ethik
  • Moral
  • Nachhaltigkeit
Label
Living well now and in the future : why sustainability matters, Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What sustainability is and why it matters -- Obstacles to sustainability -- Sustainability ethics and justice -- Complexity and the structure of opportunity -- Managing complexity : three case studies -- An education in sustainability -- Conclusion : the promise of opportunity
Control code
958796603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780262535137
Lccn
2016033654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026948515
System control number
(OCoLC)958796603
Label
Living well now and in the future : why sustainability matters, Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What sustainability is and why it matters -- Obstacles to sustainability -- Sustainability ethics and justice -- Complexity and the structure of opportunity -- Managing complexity : three case studies -- An education in sustainability -- Conclusion : the promise of opportunity
Control code
958796603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780262535137
Lccn
2016033654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026948515
System control number
(OCoLC)958796603

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