Tensions in the paradigm of environmental economics an analysis inspired by dooyeweerd's philosophy

Ad Van Geesbergen, Johan Graafland, Jan Hoogland

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Abstract

This article critically analyzes the environmental economics paradigm of David Pearce and Robert Kerry Turner. Our analysis is inspired by the philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd, in particular his transcendental criticism and theory of modalities. We describe how Pearce and Turner theorize the concept of sustainable development. On the basis of this description we identify immanent tensions in their approach and analyze to what extent these tensions are caused by implicit normative presuppositions in the key concepts used by Pearce and Turner. Finally, we examine whether Dooyeweerd's conception of the economic aspect can diminish these tensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-88
Number of pages23
JournalPhilosophia Reformata
Volume85
Issue number1
Early online date14 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Considered preferences
  • Environmental economics
  • Evocative argumentation
  • Homo economicus
  • Theory of modalities
  • Transcendental criticism
  • Willingness to pay

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