Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology and Natural Selection: Suffering and Responsibility

Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology and Natural Selection: Suffering and Responsibility

by Lisa Sideris, Lisa H. Sideris
     
 

Lisa Sideris proposes a new way of thinking about the natural world, an environmental ethic that incorporates the ideas of natural selection and values the processes rather than the products of nature. Such an approach encourages us to take a minimally interventionist approach to nature. Only when the competitive realities of evolution are faced squarely, Sideris

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Overview

Lisa Sideris proposes a new way of thinking about the natural world, an environmental ethic that incorporates the ideas of natural selection and values the processes rather than the products of nature. Such an approach encourages us to take a minimally interventionist approach to nature. Only when the competitive realities of evolution are faced squarely, Sideris argues, can we generate practical environmental principles to deal with such issues as species extinction and the relationship between suffering and sentience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231126618
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/09/2003
Series:
Columbia Series in Science and Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IntroductionThis View of Life: The Significance of Evolutionary TheoryFor Environmental EthicsThe Best of All Possible Worlds: Ecofeminist Views of Nature and EthicsThe Ecological Model and the Reanimation of NatureDarwinian Equality for All: Secular Views of Animal Rights and LiberationPhilosophical and Theological Critiques of Ecological Theology: Broadening Environmental Ethics from Ecocentric and Theocentric PerspectivesA Comprehensive Naturalized EthicConclusion

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