Coastal Alert: Energy Ecosystems And Offshore Oil Drilling [NOOK Book]


Coastal Alert explains how citizens can protect coastal resources from the damaging effects of offshore oil drilling.
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Coastal Alert: Energy Ecosystems And Offshore Oil Drilling

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Coastal Alert explains how citizens can protect coastal resources from the damaging effects of offshore oil drilling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597268554
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1990
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 140
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Dwight Holing is the author of California Wildlands: A Guide to The Nature Conservancy Preserves and Coral Reefs: Fragile Cities Beneath the Sea. He has written articles on the environment for numerous publications.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Basic Problem and Possible Solutions 1
A Hopes for an "Ecological Solution" 11
2 Technical Optimism 13
3 Supposed and Temporary Limits 16
4 Fundamental Limits of Ecology 18
5 Limits Set by Epistemology and Theory of Science 38
6 Alternative Science? 42
7 Science and Worldviews 44
8 The Naturalistic Fallacy 49
9 Consequences of Naturalism 52
10 What Do we Mean by 'Ecological"? 56
11 A Critique of Guiding Principles of Ecology 60
12 Ecological Health? 89
13 Ecologism 97
14 The Normativistic Fallacy 103
15 "Ecological Thinking" 107
16 Principles of a Change in Attitude 111
17 Questions for Ethics Posed by Ecology 115
B The Debate about an Ethical Solution 119
18 A Typology of Positions in Environmental Ethics 121
19 The Scope of the Discussion 125
20 Species Protection as an Intuitive Postulate 129
21 Anthropocentric Justification for Species Protection 134
22 The Limits of Utility Argumentation 137
23 Psychological and Sociopsychological Aspects 181
24 Expanding the Scope of Moral Responsibility 196
25 Fundamental Objections to Extension 211
26 Regarding the Nature, Claims, and Prerequisites of Justification 233
27 From an Anthropocentric Worldview to a Holistic One 245
28 Justification for Holistic Ethics 264
29 Objections from Other Ethical Schools of Thought 275
30 Species Protection as a Paradigm of Pluralistic Holism 295
31 Balancing Interests and Dealing with Conflicting Duties 307
Conclusions and Prospects 326
Notes 335
Bibliography 358
About the Author 395
Index 397
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