Sustainability Science as a Management Science : Beyond the Natural-Social Divide

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dc.contributor.author Nagatsu, Michiru
dc.contributor.author Thorén, Henrik
dc.contributor.editor Ludwig, David
dc.contributor.editor Koskinen, Inkeri
dc.contributor.editor Mncube, Zinhle
dc.contributor.editor Poliseli, Luana
dc.contributor.editor Reyes-Garcia, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-29T21:42:02Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-30T02:45:22Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-30
dc.identifier.citation Nagatsu , M & Thorén , H 2021 , Sustainability Science as a Management Science : Beyond the Natural-Social Divide . in D Ludwig , I Koskinen , Z Mncube , L Poliseli & L Reyes-Garcia (eds) , Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science . History and Philosophy of Biology , Routledge , London , pp. 92-105 . https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003027140
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6566-0307/work/98417762
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6356-2022/work/98418176
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/346524
dc.description.abstract In this chapter, we argue that in order to understand the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialectics in sustainability science, it is useful to see sustainability science as a kind of management science, and then to highlight the hard-soft distinction in systems thinking. First, we argue that the commonly made natural-social science dichotomy is relatively unimportant and unhelpful. We then outline the differences between soft and hard systems thinking as a more relevant and helpful distinction, mainly as a difference between perspectives in systemic modeling toward models. We also illustrate that the distinction is methodologically useful to advance sustainability science by enabling us (i) to suggest novel ways of using existing theoretical, experimental, and computational resources of the sciences for renewable resource management, and (ii) to disentangle disciplinary disagreements in climate science. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.ispartof Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science
dc.relation.ispartofseries History and Philosophy of Biology
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 611 Philosophy
dc.title Sustainability Science as a Management Science : Beyond the Natural-Social Divide en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Practical Philosophy
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization TINT – Centre for Philosophy of Social Science
dc.contributor.organization Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Staff Services
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003027140
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