Practical wisdom and virtue ethics for knowledge co-production in sustainability science

G. Caniglia, R. Freeth, C. Luederitz, J. Leventon, S.P. West, B. John, D. Peukert, D.J. Lang, H. von Wehrden, B. Martín-López, I. Fazey, F. Russo, T. von Wirth, M. Schlüter, C. Vogel

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Abstract

Since antiquity, philosophers in the Western tradition of virtue ethics have declared practical wisdom to be the central virtue of citizens involved in public and social life. Practical wisdom is of particular importance when values are conflicting, power is unequal and knowledge uncertain. We propose that practical wisdom and virtue ethics can inform the practice of sustainability researchers by strengthening their capacity to engage with the normative complexities of knowledge co-production when aspiring to contribute to transformative change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-501
Number of pages9
JournalNature Sustainability
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Values
  • Systems

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