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Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene

Laszlo Zsolnai published a review of the book “Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene” edited by Peter G. Brown and Peter Timmerman (Columbia University Press, New York, 2015) in Ecological Economics (Vol. 139, September 2017, pp. 158–159).

In his review, Zsolnai asserts that the book provides a new ethical foundation for redirecting and reformulating ecological economics. The harsh reality of the Anthropocene – the significant worsening of the state of ecosystems due to Earth-Human interactions – calls for a radically new ethics, such as that advocated by philosophers like Hans Jonas and William Berry. Such an ethical foundation is crucial to creating a more livable and peaceful future for humanity and the millions of other species on Earth.