Towards the integration of social, economic and ecological knowledge

Spash, Clive L. (2012) Towards the integration of social, economic and ecological knowledge. SRE - Discussion Papers, 2012/04. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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Integration of knowledge has become a contentious issue in an age where increasing specialisation creates boundaries and division. Yet, there is an identifiable need for integration across social, ecological and economic understandings if we are to address ever more threatening crises and alarming potential scenarios. This paper relates to the work of K. William Kapp and in so doing raises questions about how integration might be achieved. A core idea that arises is the role of common denominator concepts. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: integration / social ecological economics / philosophy of science / epistemology / K. William Kapp, 1910 - 1976 / analogy / unity of science / interdisciplinarity / Sozialökonomie / Umweltökonomie / Interdisziplinarität
Classification Codes: RVK MS 1700, QT 000
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Multi-Level Governance and Development
Depositing User: Dissertation Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 14:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41


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