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Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger


The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to sustainability that does not simply synthesize diverse ideas about sustainability from a variety of fields, but is systematic, probing, and above all normatively clarifying. It aims to clarify the nature, forms, and value of sustainability, to survey the problems, catalogue the obstacles to achieving sustainability, identify the kinds of efforts needed to overcome those obstacles, and articulate an ethic of sustainability with lessons for governments, organizations, and individuals. Focusing on what is essential to living well, it outline ... More

Keywords: sustainability, opportunity, ethics, justice, living well, education, complexity, environmental governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036009
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Randall Curren, author
University of Rochester

Ellen Metzger, author
San Jose State University