Well since it’s still here, and since it’s not cross posting, thought May as well plop it here for something else to discuss other than “Q site comment function blows” or “too bad Clare is gonna pull the pin on QC”.
I chose this instead of the other article today on yet another prof getting cancelled for wrongthink or something like that, cuz that seems like a truism now and been there/done that.
So once again, here we get a false dichotomy framed as a problem. If “sustainability” as a category of knowledge is worthy of research and scholarship (and I am not suggesting that it is not), you would think there is sufficient bandwidth within the higher Ed industrial complex to tackle that, and other stuff besides.
Also, while we have certainly come a long way since the Enlightenment, I don’t think human knowledge (independent of a sustainability focus) has peaked. Have we really accomplished everything there is to be done to understand ourselves, our neighbors, and the surroundings in which we live? I would have thought not.
So if someone somewhere wants to start a “School of Sustainability “, fantastic. But let’s keep generating other knowledge to give the good folks in that school more tools to work with.