A Companion to Environmental Philosophy / Edition 1

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Overview

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy is a pioneering work in the burgeoning field of environmental philosophy. This ground-breaking volume contains thirty-six original articles exemplifying the rich diversity of scholarship in this field.

  • Contains thirty-six original articles, written by international scholars.
  • Traces the roots of environmental philosophy through the exploration of cultural traditions from around the world.
  • Brings environmental philosophy into conversation with other fields and disciplines such as literature, economics, ecology, and law.
  • Discusses environmental problems that stimulate current debates.
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‘...simply the best 'field-guide' to environmental philosophy anywhere. Dale Jamieson has assembled an insightful set of chapters - the topics are well chosen, the writing is crisp, and the thinking is compelling. The volume is also historically informed, theoretically rich, multicultural, and practical - all especially appreciated strengths.’ William S. Lynn, The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY

‘Featuring both first-rank scholars and superb new scholarship, this volume reflects well the many ways in which environmental philosophy not only pervades, but is also touched by, ancient and modern concerns.’ Paul Waldau, Tufts University

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Meet the Author

Dale Jamieson is Henry R. Luce Professor in Human Dimensions of Global Change at Carleton College. He is author of Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature (2002), and the editor of many books including Singer and His Critics (Blackwell, 1999). For nearly twenty years he taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has also held visiting positions at Cornell University, Monash University in Australia, and Oxford University. He works primarily in the fields of environmental philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of biology and mind.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors x

Preface xv

PART I: CULTURAL TRADITIONS 1

1 Indigenous perspectives 3
LAURIE ANNE WHITT, MERE ROBERTS, WAERETE NORMAN, AND VICKI GRIEVES

2 Classical China 21
KARYN L. LA1

3 Classical India 37
0. P . DWIVEDI

4 Jainism and Buddhism 52
CHRISTOPHER KEY CHAPPLE

5 The classical Greek tradition 67
GABRIELA R. CARONE

6 Judaism 81
ERIC KATZ

7 Christianity 96
ROBIN ATTFIECD

8 Islam 111
S. NOMANUL HAQ

9 Early modern philosophy 130
CHARLES TALIAFERRO

10 Nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy 146
ANDREW BRENNAN

PART 11: CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS 161

11 Meta-ethics 163
JOHN O'NEILL

12 Normative ethics 177
ROBERT ELLIOT

13 Sentientism 192
GARY VARNER

14 The land ethic 204
J. BAIRD CALLICOTT

1 5 Deep ecology 218
FREYA MATHEWS

16 Ecofeminism 233
VICTORIA DAVION

PART 111: ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND ITS NEIGHBORS 249

17 Literature 251
SCOTT SLOVIC

18 Aesthetics 264
JOHN ANDREW FISHER

19 Economics 277
A. MYRICK FREEMAN I11

20 History 291
IAN SIMMONS

21 Ecology 304
KRISTIN SHRADER-FRECHETTE

22 Politics 316
ROBYN ECKERSLEY

23 Law 331
SHEILA JASANOFF

PART IV: PROBLEMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY 347

24 Wilderness 349
MARK WOODS

2 5 Population 362
CLARK WOLF

26 Future generations 377
ERNEST PARTRIDGE

27 Sustainability 390
ALAN HOLLAND

28 Biodiversity 402
HOLMES ROLSTON I11

29 Animals 41 6
PETER SINGER

30 Environmental justice 426
ROBERT FIGUFKOA AND CLAUDIA MILLS

3 1 Technology 439
LORI GRUEN

32 Climate 449
HENRY SHUE

33 Land and water 460
PAUL B. THOMPSON

34 Consumption 473
MARK SAGOFF

3 5 Colonization 486
KEEKOK LEE

3 6 Environmental disobedience 498
NED HETTINGER

Index 510

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