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Teleological Presuppositions, and the 'Expectation Gap': A Response to Laura Westra

Peter Lucas

Environmental Values 9(2000): 383-388. doi: 10.3197/096327100129342119

Critical response to Laura Westra's article "The Disvalue of 'Contingent Valuation' and the Problem of the 'Expectation Gap'" (Environmental Values Vol.9, No.2, pp.153-171).


KEYWORDS: risk assessment methods, contingent valuation, teleology, expectation gap

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

The Emperor's Old Clothes: The Curious Comeback of Cost-benefit Analysis John Adams

Environmental Valuation: Some Problems of Wrong Questions and Misleading Answers. Jack L. Knetsch

Economic Valuation and Environmental Values. Michael Prior

The Disvalue of 'Contingent Valuation' and the Problem of the 'Expectation Gap' Laura Westra


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