Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy / Edition 2

Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy / Edition 2

by Joseph R. Des Jardins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534505082

ISBN-13: 9780534505080

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Wadsworth

The text serves as an introduction to ethical theory as it applies to environmental issues and as a casebook on contemporary problems of science, industry, and individual decision-making. It provides a readable, yet philosophically careful survey of the field of environmental ethics. It is comprehensive, covering topics from the relevance of Aristotle's ethics for…  See more details below

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The text serves as an introduction to ethical theory as it applies to environmental issues and as a casebook on contemporary problems of science, industry, and individual decision-making. It provides a readable, yet philosophically careful survey of the field of environmental ethics. It is comprehensive, covering topics from the relevance of Aristotle's ethics for environmental issues to Deep Ecology and Ecofeminism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534505080
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Philosophy Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.56(d)

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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