Foreword: A New Style of Ecological Thinking in Environmental Law

E. Donald Elliott, Yale Law School


Fundamental "modes of thought" (Denkarten) or "styles of thinking"
can be at least as important as ideas or ideologies in shaping the
law. This theory has been pointed out by the distinguished German legal
scholar Wolfgang Fikentscher. Today, American environmental law is
groping toward a new "style of thinking," as many of the articles in this
symposium illustrate.