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Overview

How can you use the study of philosophy to make progress toward solving environmental problems? ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, FIFTH EDITION introduces you to ethical theory in new and easily understood ways. But most of all, this environmental ethics textbook shows you how we can work together to build a better future.

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"I have been using the text over a number of years now, so I am quite in favor of it. I think it illuminates many relevant issues very effectively through historic cases."

"It is a very good introductory text that 'covers the waterfront' in a coherent systematic fashion."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133049975
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 204,045
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents

Preface. I. BASIC CONCEPTS. 1. Science, Ethics, and the Environment. 2. Ethical Theory and the Enivornment. II. ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AS APPLIED ETHICS. 3. Ethics and Economics: Managing Public Lands 4. Responsibilities to Future Generations: Sustainable Development 5. Responsibilities to the Natural World: From Anthropocentric to Nonanthropocentric Ethics. III. THEORIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS 6. Biocentric Ethics and the Inherent Value of Life. 7. Wilderness, Ecology, and Ethics. 8. The Land Ethic. 9. Deep Ecology 10. Environmental Justice and Social Ecology. 11. Ecofeminism. 12. Pluralism, Pragmatism, and Sustainability. Glossary. Index.

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