Beyond Positivist Ecology: Toward an Integrated Ecological Ethics

  title={Beyond Positivist Ecology: Toward an Integrated Ecological Ethics},
  author={Bryan G. Norton},
  journal={Science and engineering ethics},
  volume={14 4},
A post-positivist understanding of ecological science and the call for an "ecological ethic" indicate the need for a radically new approach to evaluating environmental change. The positivist view of science cannot capture the essence of environmental sciences because the recent work of "reflexive" ecological modelers shows that this requires a reconceptualization of the way in which values and ecological models interact in scientific process. Reflexive modelers are ecological modelers who… CONTINUE READING

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