Jozef Keulartz

Jozef Keulartz

Jozef Keulartz

Jozef Keulartz (NL) is a philosopher concerned with the critical appraisal of radical ecology.

Jozef Keulartz, therefore, attempts to place radical ecology within a historical context and is working on the formulation of a post-naturalistic environmental philosophy. His research focuses on a pragmatist perspective on moral and socio-political problems and conflicts arising out of a technological culture.

Keulartz is Associate Professor for Applied Philosophy at the University of Agriculture in Wageningen and Extraordinary Professor for Sustainability and Worldviews at the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics of the Catholic University of Nijmegen; he is also member of the Scientific Advice Council Large Herbivores Oostvaardersplassen (Staatbosbeheer).

Keulartz's research for the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NOW) from 1985-1991 resulted in the publication De verkeerde wereld van Jürgen Habermas (The wrong world of Jürgen Habermas, 1992). He has published extensively in different areas of science and technology studies, social and political philosophy, bioethics, environmental ethics, animal ethics, and nature policy. He is editor of Krisis, the Dutch journal for empirical philosophy.

Recent publications include New Visions of Nature (with Martin Drenthen and James Proctor, 2009), Legitimacy in European Nature Conservation Policy: Case Studies in Multilevel Governance (with Gilbert Leistra, 2007), Pragmatist Ethics for a Technological Culture (with M. Korthals, M. Schermer, and T.E. Swierstra 2002), The Struggle for Nature: A Critique of Environmental Philosophy (1999). In 1997, he published the essay Primitive Imagination in Mechanical Metaphors in V2_'s TechnoMorphica.

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