As incoming Editor and Deputy Editor we describe our impression of the current situation that those committed to understanding and upholding environ- mental values find themselves in. We consider some of the factors that make enviornmental concern difficult to maintain, including conditions that affect us as academics, publishers, global citizens and activists. We describe some of the emerging trends that have appeared in Environmental Values in recent years, in philosophy, ecological economics, critical social science and widening interdisciplinarity in the environmental humanities. We highlight the journal’s commitment to engaged, plural and open investigation of environmental values and consider what we might expect and hope for in the coming years.
- Engagement, pluralism, openness, virtue ethics, methodological individualism, technology, big data
- Methodological individualism
- Big data
- Virtue ethics