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"What Do Organisms Mean?" - By Stephen Talbott in The New Atlantis

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Applied Economist/Research Liaison in Office of Water
Interest in public philosophy? Please be as SPECIFIC AS YOU CAN. Members who answer "yes" or "a lot" will not be approved.
Water policy is inherently interdisciplinary but U.S. EPA often lacks an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of disciplinary knowledge. Thus atools such as cost-benefit analysis are often applied without an understanding of their limitations. Our research arm is also reorganizing around a sustainability paradigm and there is a significant need to introduce philosophical concepts to improve cross disciplinary communication.

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