This comment explains why the claims of Callicott et al. in their paper 'Was Aldo Leopold a Pragmatist?' (Environmental Values 18 (2009): 453-486) are incorrect. The arguments they make are shown to be based upon several misunderstandings. In addition, important contributions
by Aldo Leopold to the philosophy of conservation are missed.
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