Ecological Economics: Concepts and Methods

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An introduction to ecological economics, an emerging discipline combining economics, natural science, and philosophy in the study of the interaction between humans and the natural world. The nine contributors collate their individual knowledge in these traditionally isolated fields producing essays that speak to the roles of science and ethics, evolution in biology, physics, and economics, the relationship between a philosophical experience and an environmental reality, and test cases in linking ecology and economy in the chemical industry. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Epistemological Perspectives on Ecological Economics
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Rationale and Problem Areas
9
Ignorance Novelty and Evolution
26
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Malte Faber, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Reiner Manstetten, Assistant Professor, Alfred Weber Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany and John Proops, formerly Professor of Ecological Economics, School of Politics, International Relations and the Environment, Keele University, UK

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