The Pragmatist’s View: A Conversation with Bryan Norton

  • Curt MeineEmail author
Part of the The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics book series (LEAF, volume 26)


In a wide-ranging interview conducted in July 2016, Bryan Norton reviewed his career path and contributions to environmental ethics and policy over more than four decades. Norton discusses the origins of his interest in environmental philosophy; the emergence and evolution of environmental ethics; his engagement with the ideas of Aldo Leopold and Baird Callicott; his work as an applied ethicist in the policy arena; his exploration of the core concepts of sustainability, convergence, and ecosystem service in his thinking; and future directions in environmental ethics and policy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aldo Leopold Foundation and Center for Humans and NaturePrairie du SacUSA

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