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The World shares, the same oceans, the same atmosphere, the same genetic heritage, and, increasingly, the same waste disposal domains. Technological imagination has transformed almost everywhere the surface of the planet, even its weather patterns, yet man can not control these complex ecosystems and biosphere processes. This article aims to sketch an epistemological perspective for scientific practice that aids the resolution of these challenges of our planetary coexistence. One may call this a science for sustainability, necessarily bridging between physical science domains and the ethical and political domains of social action.

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Authors: FUNTOWICZ S, JRC Ispra (IT);O'CONNOR M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Bioeconomics and Sustainability Edward Elgar (1997)
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