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Ecological limits: Science, justice, policy, and the good life

Green, F; (2021) Ecological limits: Science, justice, policy, and the good life. Philosophy Compass , 16 (6) 10.1111/phc3.12740. Green open access

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Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a revival of scientific, political and philosophical discourse concerning the notion of ecological limits. This article provides a conceptual overview of descriptive ecological limit claims—i.e. claims that there are real, biophysical limits—and reviews work in political and social philosophy in which such claims form the basis of proposals for normative limits. The latter are classified in terms of three broad types of normative theorising: distributive justice, institutional/legal reform, and the good life. Within these three categories, the article reviews normative proposals for limits on both aggregate-level and individual-level ecological exploitation. It also considers the relevance of political and ideological facts to the normative analysis of ecological limits, raising methodological questions about how normative theorists should respond to a world facing escalating ecological challenges.

Type: Article
Title: Ecological limits: Science, justice, policy, and the good life
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/phc3.12740
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12740
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 The Authors. Philosophy Compass published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10137479
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