The Garrett Hardin Society

Updated 6 October, 2003

Tribute to Garrett Hardin

by Katharine Betts

Garrett Hardin belonged to the rare group of natural scientists who understand the social world. He drew on this understanding to develop original and challenging theories about how we came to find themselves in our present predicament and what we might do to extricate ourselves. He was a brave man and a good man.

Dr Katharine Betts
Associate Professor Sociology
School of Social and Behavioural Science
Swinburne University of Technology
Victoria, Australia