Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy / Edition 1

Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy / Edition 1

by Joseph R. Des Jardins
     
 

DesJardins (College of Saint Benedict) introduces the philosophical issues underlying environmental controversies and looks at seven environmental and ecological philosophies in detail. He outlines the relevance of philosophy for environmental concerns and describes some traditional ethical theories and methods, then applies them to environmental issues, examining… See more details below

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DesJardins (College of Saint Benedict) introduces the philosophical issues underlying environmental controversies and looks at seven environmental and ecological philosophies in detail. He outlines the relevance of philosophy for environmental concerns and describes some traditional ethical theories and methods, then applies them to environmental issues, examining attempts to extend moral standing to such things as individual animals and future generations. This fourth edition includes discussion of religious ethics and integrates material on animals into the general discussion. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534200466
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272

Meet the Author

Joseph DesJardins (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) is professor of philosophy at the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. He specializes in business ethics and environmental ethics and has also published Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics (Fifth Edition, Wadsworth, 2005) with John McCall.

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IBasic Concepts1
Ch. 1Science, Ethics, and the Environment2
Ch. 2Ethical Theory and the Environment15
Pt. IIEnvironmental Ethics as Applied Ethics37
Ch. 3Ethics and Economics: The Cases of Forests and Pollution38
Ch. 4Responsibilities to Future Generations: Population and Consumption67
Ch. 5Responsibilities to the Natural World: From Anthropocentric to Nonanthropocentric Ethics93
Ch. 6Responsibilities to the Natural World: The Case for Animals112
Pt. IIITheories of Environmental Ethics127
Ch. 7Biocentric Ethics and the Inherent Value of Life128
Ch. 8Ecology, Wilderness, and Ethics152
Ch. 9The Land Ethic181
Ch. 10Deep Ecology210
Ch. 11Social Ecology and Ecofeminism232
Epilogue: Pluralism and Pragmatism262
Index273

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