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By Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen, David Utsler

Glossy environmentalism has come to gain that lots of its key issues "wilderness" and "nature" between them are contested territory, seen in a different way by means of diversified humans. realizing nature calls for technology and ecology, to be certain, however it additionally calls for a sensitivity tom, heritage, tradition, and narrative. hence, knowing nature is a essentially hermeneutic job.

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But ultimately this descriptive analysis only highlights and makes more urgent the critical task that environmental epistemology, ethics, and politics have ultimately to address, namely, judging the “truth-value” of different environmental knowledges, values, and politics about forests and arbitrating “conflicts of interpretation” between them. How can a critical environmental hermeneutics provide a method for fulfilling this task of conflict mediation and resolution as it relates specifically to forests?

By itself, the historical criterion does not get us that far and needs to be guided by other ethical and political criteria. What if the tradition with which an interpretation fits is morally and politically questionable? The Technical or Pragmatic Criterion Another criterion for deciding the truth of interpretations is the technical or pragmatic criterion. Here one asks: Does the interpretation work? Is a certain perspective—for example, the lumber perspective— efficient in relation to the end in view that is to be produced or realized (material well-being)?

Conservation biology, land use and urban planning, architecture, communications and media, education, the arts, sustainable business), as well as the policy-oriented disciplines of environmental politics and law. Hermeneutics Deep in the Forest 21 Interpretation begins on the surface (the lifeworld referent), proceeds to the deep background level of sense or meaning, and after a long journey returns back to the surface. This suggests an analogy between the “deep ecology”/“shallow ecology” distinction and a distinction between a deep hermeneutics and a shallow hermeneutics.

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