Case Studies In Environmental Ethics / Edition 1

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Case Studies in Environmental Ethics is a collection of more than 40 case studies covering diverse topics such as: genetic engineering, aesthetics, pollution, animal rights, population, and resource management. It is intended as a supplemental book for college courses primarily in Environmental Ethics. Each case presents factual information on a particular topic, followed by a discussion of the ethical implications of each topic and several insightful discussion questions. The cases are concise yet rich in detail and controversy to provide significant classroom discussion. These cases focus on philosophical and policy decisions that students are likely to encounter in their everyday lives. In addition, the book provides numerous sources and an Internet resources section to allow students to research the issues found in the cases.

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Editorial Reviews

The accessible presentation and the range of issues make this a good choice for interdisciplinary classes in environmental studies and policy as well as classes in environmental ethics and philosophy.
Mark Sagoff
A terrific collection. The political or ideological balance in each of these case studies is impressive.
Udo Schuklenk
Truly exemplary work. I have no doubt that this book would greatly benefit undergraduate environmental ethics courses.
Susan Armstrong
Up-to-date and well-grounded. It's reasonable in length, clearly written with very usable questions for classroom use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742531376
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,508,144
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Derr is professor of philosophy and director of the Environment & Society Program at Clark University. Edward McNamara is an attorney with the Vermont Public Service Board.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface for Teachers Chapter 2 Introduction: Why Cases? Chapter 3 Topical Index Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 A Foreword about Ethical Theories Chapter 6 Case 1: Gorilla Rangers Chapter 7 Case 2: The Great Ape Declaration Chapter 8 Case 3: Rats, Rabbits, and the EPA Chapter 9 Case 4: Tigers and Tourists Chapter 10 Case 5: Yellowstone Wolves Chapter 11 Case 6: Reykjavik Raiders Chapter 12 Case 7: High Seas Fish Wars Chapter 13 Case 8: Matinicus Island Chapter 14 Case 9: Taking Lake Tahoe Chapter 15 Case 10: The Delhi Sands Fly Chapter 16 Case 11: Mr. Cone's Woodpeckers Chapter 17 Case 12: The God Squad Chapter 18 Case 13: The John Day Dam Chapter 19 Case 14: Not on Cape Cod Chapter 20 Case 15: Oil and ANWR Chapter 21 Case 16: The Grand Staircase Chapter 22 Case 17: The Maine Woods Chapter 23 Case 18: Old Growth on Mt. Wachusett Chapter 24 Case 19: Massachusetts Question One Chapter 25 Case 20: Leopold and Traps Chapter 26 Case 21: Monkey-Wrenching Chapter 27 Case 22: Saving Mink, Killing Voles Chapter 28 Case 23: Have You Seen this Fish? Chapter 29 Case 24: Australian Cats Chapter 30 Case 25: Hawaiin Feral Pigs Chapter 31 Case 26: Tasmanian Tigers Chapter 32 Case 27: Golden Rice Chapter 33 Case 28: Ancient Apples, Dangerous Work Chapter 34 Case 29: Mosquitos, Disease, and DDT Chapter 35 Case 30: A Breath of Fresh Air Chapter 36 Case 31: The Dark Skies Ordinance Chapter 37 Case 32: Blowing in the Wind Chapter 38 Case 33: The Tooele Weapons Incinerator Chapter 39 Case 34: The Toxic Lagoon Chapter 40 Case 35: Bhopal Chapter 41 Case 36: CERES and Corporate Responsibility Chapter 42 Case 37: Drumet Poland — A Different Approach Chapter 43 Case 38: Scientific Integrity at EPA Chapter 44 Case 39: Peace with All Creation Chapter 45 Case 40: Plumbing Matters Chapter 46 Case 41: Is the Lifeboat Full? Chapter 47 Case 42: Demography as Destiny Chapter 48 Case 43: Trading Pollutants Chapter 49 Sources Chapter 50 Glossary Chapter 51 Research Tools Chapter 52 About the Authors Chapter 53 Index

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