Review of Wouter Achterberg, Samenleving, natuur en duurzaamheid. Een inleiding in de milieufilosofie (Assen: Van Gorcum 1994)

Filosofie En Praktijk 16 (3):167-168 (1995)
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Review of a comprehensive introduction to a philosophy of the environment. Refers to the United Nations Brundtland-report (1987) and its ground-breaking definition of "sustainable development". Account of dilemma's of wants and needs of future generations. Notes and comments on Garrett Hardin, Tragedy of the commons (1968), Jacques Ellul, The technological society (1964) and Langdon Winner, Autonomous technology (1977). Study ends with a well-founded plea for an ecological society.

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