Sconfienza, Umberto Mario, Dr.

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The Environmental Trilemma

Environmental politics, environmental philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of the social sciences

Ecomodernism, degrowth, environmental autoritharianism

Biografische Angaben
I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Tilburg University. While there, I carried out my research at the Department of European and International Public Law, where I was affiliated with the group of Legal Philosophy.
Prior to that, in 2012, I graduated top of my class from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences. In 2014 I collaborated with Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future (London) on an EU-funded project called “Conceptual Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals.” The aim of the project was to carry out stakeholder consultations and, then, building on this process, work with UN representatives in order to help them design a tool which they could use to choose a viable set of Sustainable Development Goals

Publikationen im Forschungsverbund


Sconfienza, Umberto (2019): Ecomodernist metaphors: what they reveal and what they hide. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (2019) 9:247-249.
Sconfienza, Umberto (2019): The post-sustainability trilemma, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.
Sconfienza, Umberto (2017): What can environmental narratives tell us about forestry conflicts? The case of REDD+ (2017) in: International Forestry Review 19 (S1), pp. 1-15.
Sconfienza, Umberto (2015): The narrative of public participation in environmental governance and its normative presuppositions (2015) in: Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 24 (2), pp. 139-151.
Sconfienza, Umberto; Feis, Guglielmo (2012): Challenging the constitutive rules inviolability dogma, in: Phenomenology and Mind, vol.3, pp. 127-138, 2012.


Sconfienza, Umberto (2015): The We-mode problems in defining institutions, in: Chaparro Amaya, van Roermund, Herrera Romero (eds.), ¿Quiénes somos ‘nosotros’? O cómo (no) hablar en primera persona del plural, Editorial URosario, 2015. (in Spanish)
Sconfienza, Umberto (2014): Institutions without actions, in: Fadda, Giovagnoli, Givigliano, Stancati (eds.), The Nature of Social Reality, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014


Sconfienza, Umberto (2019): Incomplete ecological futures, World Futures


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