Monthly Archives: May 2011

Philosophy, environment and popular entertainment

Here’s a strange thing, I bought The Da Vinci Code on a CD and started listening to it yesterday.  So far it’s very rational and descriptive and not the sort of thing I usually read – I like more subjective … Continue reading

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Sustainable Entrepreneurship

I read a paper on The New Field of Sustainable Entrepreneurship by Dean Shepherd and Holger Patzelt  last week.  I t started in a promising way by suggesting that sustainable entrepreneurship was concerned with sustaining nature, life and communities.  It … Continue reading

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An alternative to capitalism

I read two great articles from Environmental Ethics on Friday.  The first Towards a Just and Sustainable Economic Order by John B Cobb Jr. called for a different economic system.  Writing in 1995 Cobb believed the basic principles underlying the … Continue reading

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Science, philosophy and politics

I went to the bookshop this morning.  I hate bookshops, they are full of treasures and I don’t have sufficient time to appreciate them all.  For example this morning I looked longingly at a book on chaos theory and another … Continue reading

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Geltsdale and Clayton Vale – it’s the economy stupid!

On Monday of this week I went for a walk with my friend, we went to Geltsdale in Cumbria.  We talked to a couple of locals, one of whom showed us where a long-eared owl was roosting –  always pleased … Continue reading

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Efficiency is not the answer

It was the first week of the summer term last week.  On Wednesday we had a Sustainability/Responsible Management Research Working Group meeting.  First presentations were on aviation and IT and concentrated on what I would call hard or technological issues, … Continue reading

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Ecological Ethics

I started reading Environmental Ethics: Readings in Theory and Application by Pojman and Pojman over Easter. So far I have read two papers from the Introduction and five from the section on Ecological Ethics. There was an extract from Albert … Continue reading

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