Promoting the Diversity of Worldviews

Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan; Boillat, Sébastien; Rist, Stephan (2007). Promoting the Diversity of Worldviews. In: Haverkort, Bertus; Rist, Stephan (eds.) Endogenous Development and Bio-cultural Diversity (pp. 67-81). Leusden, Netherlands: Compas/ETC

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In this paper, for the case of a Bolivian community, we show some of the limitations of the dominant ethnolinguistic approaches to explain the correlations between cultural and biological diversity, namely in the role that local cultures can play to maintain and enhance biodiversity. Without questioning the ethical imperative of conserving the world languages as part of the diversity of life, along with the cultural and biological diversity, we propose a shift to an ontological approach for a more comprehensive understanding of the links between these different kinds of diversities.

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Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan, Boillat, Sébastien-Pierre, Rist, Stephan


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