While there would appear to be a general awareness and appreciation of the foundational significance of values to sustainability science, they, along with other philosophical dimensions associated with beliefs and assumptions, rarely seem to make the headlines. With reference to a seminal contribution on macroethical systems that was published in the initial edition of this journal, some of these important matters are explored in the context of worldviews, their nature and their significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-905
Number of pages5
JournalSustainability Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Epistemic myopia
  • Philosophy
  • Values
  • Worldview

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Health(social science)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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