Beyond Taboo: The Interdisciplinary Imperative in Environmental and Sustainability Studies
- Professor, Department of Religion, University of Florida
The quest for environmental sustainability depends on accurate diagnoses and fitting prescriptions. But there is no consensus as to the roots of environmental problems or how to respond. Some claim the problems and solutions are largely technological, others say they are largely cultural, and the contending parties rarely meet. This presentation examines the diagnoses and prescriptions typically offered while building an argument that we cannot hope to address our environmental predicaments without taboo-free, interdisciplinary inquiry and instruction, and that we have a long way to go in this regard.