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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231126611

ISBN-13: 9780231126618

Pub. Date: 07/09/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

In the last few decades, religious and secular thinkers have tackled the world's escalating environmental crisis by attempting to develop an ecological ethic that is both scientifically accurate and free of human-centered preconceptions. This groundbreaking study shows that many of these environmental ethicists continue to model their positions on romantic,

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Overview

In the last few decades, religious and secular thinkers have tackled the world's escalating environmental crisis by attempting to develop an ecological ethic that is both scientifically accurate and free of human-centered preconceptions. This groundbreaking study shows that many of these environmental ethicists continue to model their positions on romantic, pre-Darwinian concepts that disregard the predatory and cruelly competitive realities of the natural world. Examining the work of such influential thinkers as James Gustafson, Sallie McFague, Rosemary Radford Ruether, John Cobb, Peter Singer, and Holmes Rolston, Sideris proposes a more realistic ethic that combines evolutionary theory with theological insight, advocates a minimally interventionist stance toward nature, and values the processes over the products of the natural world.

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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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