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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1080/13504500709469704
Titel (primär) Living with living systems: the co-evolution of values and valuation
Autor Farrell, K.N.
Quelle International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
Erscheinungsjahr 2007
Department OEKON
Band/Volume 14
Heft 1
Seite von 14
Seite bis 26
Sprache englisch
Abstract This article explores features of the environmental valuation process through a co-evolutionary approach. Based on established works concerning complexity, living systems, and social, economic, evolutionary and hierarchy theories, it is argued that a special form of recursive co-evolution takes place between articulated values and methods of value articulation, within the environmental valuation system. It is proposed that this co-evolutionary approach provides new insights into (1) the process of environmental preference formation and (2) the phenomenon of value incommensurability. Finally, it is suggested that this approach also reveals that monetary unit-based environmental valuation methods are counter-productive to their own purpose of 'taking the economic worth of un-priced environmental goods and service into account.' This constitutes a new critique of monetary valuation, which is not addressed by a pragmatic defence of the practice. It is suggested that, in lieu of monetary valuation, taking the economic worth of these phenomena into account may be better served by focusing efforts on the design of new value articulation methods that are capable of expressing their priceless economic worth.
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Farrell, K.N. (2007):
Living with living systems: the co-evolution of values and valuation
Int. J. Sustain. Dev. World Ecol. 14 (1), 14 - 26 10.1080/13504500709469704