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Exploring Geoethics

Ethical Implications, Societal Contexts, and Professional Obligations of the Geosciences

Editors: Bohle, Martin (Ed.)

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  • Addresses current debates around geoethics
  • Approaches geoethics from an interdisciplinary angle
  • Discusses the practical application of geoethics
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This book explores the potential of geoethics, as designed within the operational criteria of addressing the deeds and values of the human agent as part of the Earth system. It addresses three key questions: i) what should be considered 'geoethics' in an operational sense, ii) what is peripheral to it, and iii) is there a case therefore to establish a denomination, such as geo-humanities or geosophy, to capture a broader scope of thinking about geoscience and its interactions with society and the natural world, for the benefit of the geo-professionals and others.

The book begins by framing, contextualising and describing contemporary geoethics, then goes on to cover several examples of geoethical thinking and explores the societal intersections of geosciences in the planetary ‘human niche’. The concluding chapter discusses the challenges facing the emerging field of geoethics and how it may evolve in the future. 

Bringing together a set of experts across multiple interdisciplinary fields this collection will appeal to scholars, researchers, practitioners and students within geosciences and social sciences, political sciences as well as the humanities. It will interest those who are curious about how ethical reflections relate to professional duties, scholarly interests, activities in professional geoscience associations, or responsible citizenship in times of anthropogenic global change. 



About the authors

Martin Bohle is an oceanographer and works in Belgium as a science manager at the European Commission. He obtained his Docteur ès Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Switzerland, and his research interests cover societal geosciences and geophysical fluid dynamics. As Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute, New Jersey, USA, he cooperates with the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Geoethics
Book Subtitle
Ethical Implications, Societal Contexts, and Professional Obligations of the Geosciences
Editors
  • Martin Bohle
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12010-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12010-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12009-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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