American Indian Environmental Ethics : An Ojibwa Case Study / Edition 1

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In an effort to articulate the environmental ethic of the Ojibwa, this book focuses on the Ojibwa narrative, myths, legends, stories and rituals. An examination of these sources demonstrates the worldview of the group, their social inclusiveness and their ethical commitments. Introductory essays and interpretive essays accompany the narratives themselves to offer a theory of environmental ethics, an overview of the field of environmental ethics and place the Ojibwa within this contemporary debate. The volume examines environmental ethics, a cultural worldview and culture, language and cultural relativism, the Ojibwa narratives, key cognitive elements of an Ojibwa worldview, Ojibwa environmental ethics, and controversy about American Indian environmental ethics. For individuals looking for a systematic treatment of the environmental attitudes and practices of American Indians.

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"[T]he authors provide a fascinating cross-cultural portrait, an 'alternative habitus,' as they put it, to existing (mainly European-based) philosophical thinking. This book will be useful as a path-breaking scholarly monograph, and also as a major textbook." — Bruce E. Johansen, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130431219
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Basic Ethics in Action Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,129,251
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Baird Callicott is Professor of Philosophy at -the University of North Texas, and an eminent author in the field of environmental ethics.

Michael P. Nelson is Professor of Philosophy and Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

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Table of Contents


1. What is Environmental Ethics?

2. What is a Cultural Worldview?

3. What is Culture?

4. Language, Worldview, and Cultural Relativism.

5. The Ojibwa Narratives.


1. The Orphans and Mashos.

2. Clothed-in-Fur.

3. The Woman Who Married a Beaver.

4. The Boy that was Carried Away by a Bear.

5. A Moose and His Offspring.

6. Little-Image.

7. The Person that Made Medicine.

8. The Birth of Nänabushu.

9. Nänabushu Swallowed by the Sturgeon.

10. Nänabushu Slays Here-of-His-Shin.

11. Nänabushu Leaves His Brother, and Also His Grandmother.

12. Nänabushu, the Sweet-brier Berries, and the Sturgeons.

13. Notes on the Mystic Rite.


1. Key Cognitive Elements of an Ojibwa Worldview.

2. Ojibwa Environmental Ethics.

3. The Controversy About American Indian Environmental Ethics.

Literature Cited.

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