publication . Article . 2015

Climate change, values, and the cultural cognition thesis

Persson, Johannes; Sahlin, Nils-Eric; Wallin, Annika;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: volume 52, pages 1-5issn: 1462-9011, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Recently the importance of addressing values in discussions of risk perception and adaptation to climate change has become manifest. Values-based approaches to climate change adaptation and the cultural cognition thesis both illustrate this trend. We argue that in the wake of this development it is necessary to take the dynamic relationship between values and beliefs seriously, to acknowledge the possibility of bi-directional relationships between values and beliefs, and to address the variety of values involved (e.g. personal, epistemic and cultural values). The dynamic relationship between values and beliefs, we claim, highlights the need to bring ethical cons...
Subjects
free text keywords: Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Medical Ethics, scientific integrity, climate change adaptation, Geography, Planning and Development, risk communication, cultural cognition thesis, value-based decision, Philosophy, science communication
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publication . Article . 2015

Climate change, values, and the cultural cognition thesis

Persson, Johannes; Sahlin, Nils-Eric; Wallin, Annika;