Mathematics maybe, but not money ’: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting
ریاضیات ممکن است ، اما پول نه : اعداد و حسابداری در ترازنامه
Purpose: To consider and compare different ways of using numbers to value aspects
of nature-beyond-the-human through analysis of cases of ecological and natural capital accounting practices in the UK
that create standardised numerical-monetary values for beyond-human natures.
In addition, to contrast underlying ontological and ethical assumptions of these arithmetical approaches
in ecological accounting with those associated with Pythagorean nature-numbering practices and fractal geometry.
In doing so, to draw out distinctions between arithmetical and geometrical ontologies of nature
and their relevance for ‘valuing nature’.