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The Virtues of Sustainability

Jason Kawall


With a growing recognition of the potentially catastrophic impacts of human actions on current and future generations, people around the world are urgently seeking new, sustainable ways of life for themselves and their communities. What do these calls for a sustainable future mean for our current values and ways of life, and what kind of people will we need to become? Approaches to ethical living that emphasize good character and virtue are recently resurgent, and they are especially well-suited to addressing the challenges we face in pursuing sustainability. From rethinking excessive consumpt ... More

Keywords: virtue, sustainability, pro-sustainable behavior, environmental psychology, character, ethics, character education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190919818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190919818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Kawall, editor
Carl Benton Straub '58 Endowed Chair in Culture and the Environment and Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Colgate University