Environmental Ethics: An Anthology / Edition 1

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Environmental Ethics: An Anthology brings together seminal writings on the central questions in environmental ethics. The book comprises both classic and cuttingedge essays that have formed contemporary environmental ethics, ranging from the welfare of animals versus ecosystems to theories of the intrinsic value of nature. The volume also discusses alternatives to traditional environmental ethics, including deep ecology, ecofeminism, and environmental pragmatism; and presents important works on particular environmental issues, such as wilderness preservation and global climate change. Additional editorial material provides a helpful overview of the field and points to new directions and controversies shaping the relationship between humans and nature into the future. Specifically designed for course use, Environmental Ethics: An Anthology provides an excellent introduction, at once accessible and thorough, to this increasingly important and urgent area of study.
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"Environmental Ethics ranks with the best of recent collections and will make an excellent course text. The skillful blend of classic and contemporary essays generates a clear sense both of the ongoing debates and the developing agenda of the subject, and demonstrates its growing importance for social decision-making." Alan Holland, Lancaster University, UK

"This anthology will get environmental ethics unstuck. It contains all the landmarks of the first great period of environmental ethics, but also fresh and provocative reflections that will steer the enterprise out of its present self-absorption and in socially trenchant and politically fruitful directions." Albert Borgmann, University of Montana

Environmental Ethics is comprehensive, assembles both classics and new initiatives, and is organized so as to throw into clear relief the focal issues and critical debates that define the field. It is an invaluable guide for navigating the rapidly changing terrain that is environmental ethics, and one that pushes the field forward on a number of important fronts." Alison Wylie, Washington University, St. Louis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631222941
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 1,031,038
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Light is Assistant Professor of Environmental Philosophy at New York University, and Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy, and Public Policy at Lancaster University, UK. He has edited or co-edited thirteen books, including Environmental Pragmatism (1996), Social Ecology after Bookchin (1999), and Technology and the Good Life (2000). He is also co-editor of the journal Philosophy and Geography and President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.

Holmes Rolston III is University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University. He is often called “the father of environmental ethics” as an academic discipline and was featured in Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment (2001). He is author of numerous books including Philosophy Gone Wild (1986), Environmental Ethics (1988), Conserving Natural Value (1997), and Genes, Genesis and God (1999). He is past president of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Ethics and Environmental Ethics 1
1 An Overview of Environmental Ethics 15
2 The Land Ethic 38
3 Is There a Need for a New, an Environmental, Ethic? 47
4 Not for Humans Only: The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues 55
5 Animal Rights: What's in a Name? with a brief extract from The Case for Animal Rights 65
6 The Ethics of Respect for Nature 74
7 Is There a Place for Animals in the Moral Consideration of Nature? 85
8 Can Animal Rights Activists Be Environmentalists? 95
9 Against the Moral Considerability of Ecosystems 114
10 The Varieties of Intrinsic Value 131
11 Value in Nature and the Nature of Value 143
12 The Source and Locus of Intrinsic Value: A Reexamination 154
13 Environmental Ethics and Weak Anthropocentrism 163
14 Weak Anthropocentric Intrinsic Value 175
15 Moral Pluralism and the Course of Environmental Ethics 193
16 The Case against Moral Pluralism 203
17 Minimal, Moderate, and Extreme Moral Pluralism 220
18 The Case for a Practical Pluralism 229
19 Deep Ecology: A New Philosophy of our Time? 252
20 The Deep Ecological Movement: Some Philosophical Aspects 262
21 Ecofeminism: Toward Global Justice and Planetary Health 276
22 Ecological Feminism and Ecosystem Ecology 294
23 Beyond Intrinsic Value: Pragmatism in Environmental Ethics 307
24 Pragmatism in Environmental Ethics: Democracy, Pluralism, and the Management of Nature 319
25 The Ethics of Sustainable Resources 334
26 Toward a Just and Sustainable Economic Order 359
27 Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warming 371
28 Faking Nature 381
29 The Big Lie: Human Restoration of Nature 390
30 Ecological Restoration and the Culture of Nature: A Pragmatic Perspective 398
31 An Amalgamation of Wilderness Preservation Arguments 413
32 A Critique of and an Alternative to the Wilderness Idea 437
33 Wilderness - Now More Than Ever: A Response to Callicott 444
34 Feeding People versus Saving Nature? 451
35 Saving Nature, Feeding People, and Ethics 463
36 Integrating Environmentalism and Human Rights 472
37 Environmental Justice: An Environmental Civil Rights Value Acceptable to All World Views 478
38 Sustainability and Intergenerational Justice 487
39 Democracy and Sense of Place Values in Environmental Policy 500
40 Environmental Awareness and Liberal Education 516
Index 527
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