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Philosophy of science for sustainability science

Nagatsu, Michiru ; Davis, Taylor ; DesRoches, Tyler ; Koskinen, Inkeri ; MacLeod, Miles ; Stojanovic, Milutin and Thorén, Henrik LU (2020) In Sustainability Science 15(6). p.1807-1817
Abstract
Sustainability science seeks to extend scientific investigation into domains characterized by a distinct problem-solving agenda, physical and social complexity, and complex moral and ethical landscapes. In this endeavor, it arguably pushes scientific investigation beyond its usual comfort zones, raising fundamental issues about how best to structure such investigation. Philosophers of science have long scrutinized the structure of science and scientific practices, and the conditions under which they operate effectively. We propose a critical engagement between sustainability scientists and philosophers of science with respect to how to engage in scientific activity in these complex domains. We identify specific issues philosophers of... (More)
Sustainability science seeks to extend scientific investigation into domains characterized by a distinct problem-solving agenda, physical and social complexity, and complex moral and ethical landscapes. In this endeavor, it arguably pushes scientific investigation beyond its usual comfort zones, raising fundamental issues about how best to structure such investigation. Philosophers of science have long scrutinized the structure of science and scientific practices, and the conditions under which they operate effectively. We propose a critical engagement between sustainability scientists and philosophers of science with respect to how to engage in scientific activity in these complex domains. We identify specific issues philosophers of science raise concerning current sustainability science and the contributions philosophers can make to resolving them. In conclusion, we reflect on the steps philosophers of science could take to advance sustainability science. (Less)
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Philosophy of science, Values in science, Interdisciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity, Methodology of sustainability science
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Sustainability Science
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15
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6
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10 pages
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Springer
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1862-4057
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10.1007/s11625-020-00832-8
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English
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  abstract     = {Sustainability science seeks to extend scientific investigation into domains characterized by a distinct problem-solving agenda, physical and social complexity, and complex moral and ethical landscapes. In this endeavor, it arguably pushes scientific investigation beyond its usual comfort zones, raising fundamental issues about how best to structure such investigation. Philosophers of science have long scrutinized the structure of science and scientific practices, and the conditions under which they operate effectively. We propose a critical engagement between sustainability scientists and philosophers of science with respect to how to engage in scientific activity in these complex domains. We identify specific issues philosophers of science raise concerning current sustainability science and the contributions philosophers can make to resolving them. In conclusion, we reflect on the steps philosophers of science could take to advance sustainability science.},
  author       = {Nagatsu, Michiru and Davis, Taylor and DesRoches, Tyler and Koskinen, Inkeri and MacLeod, Miles and Stojanovic, Milutin and Thorén, Henrik},
  issn         = {1862-4057},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1807--1817},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Sustainability Science},
  title        = {Philosophy of science for sustainability science},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00832-8},
  doi          = {10.1007/s11625-020-00832-8},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2020},
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