Volume 16 · Number 1 · Pages 030–032
De- and Re-Constructing Sustainable Development

Fritz A. Reusswig

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Open peer commentary on the article “Constructivism, Fast Thinking, Heuristics and Sustainable Development” by Hugh Gash. Abstract: Hugh Gash’s target article is characterized as an attempt to free sustainable-development discourse from its preoccupation with naïve realism. While this is, even today, an honorable and justifiable endeavor, some shortcomings in the diagnosis of the sustainable-development (SD) discourse are highlighted. SD suffers mainly from the strength of counteracting forces - ranging from economic to political to lifestyle drivers or inertia. Suggesting a reflection upon subjective constructions of SD and pledging for political compromises cannot address the problem. The re-construction of constructivism might help.

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Reusswig F. A. (2020) De- and re-constructing sustainable development. Constructivist Foundations 16(1): 030–032. https://constructivist.info/16/1/030

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