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Environmental Ethics, 2nd Edition
     

Environmental Ethics, 2nd Edition

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by Michael Boylan
 

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The second edition of Environmental Ethics combines a strong theoretical foundation with applications to some of the most pressing environmental problems. Through a mix of classic and new essays, it discusses applied issues such as pollution, climate change, animal rights, biodiversity, and sustainability. Roughly half of the selections are original essays

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The second edition of Environmental Ethics combines a strong theoretical foundation with applications to some of the most pressing environmental problems. Through a mix of classic and new essays, it discusses applied issues such as pollution, climate change, animal rights, biodiversity, and sustainability. Roughly half of the selections are original essays new to this edition.

  • Accessible introduction for beginners, including important established essays and new essays commissioned especially for the volume
  • Roughly half of the selections are original essays new to this edition, including an entirely new chapter on Pollution and climate change and a new section on Sustainability
  • Includes new material on ethical theory as a grounding for understanding the ethical dimensions of the environment, our interactions with it, and our place in it
  • The text incorporates helpful pedagogy, including extensive editorial material, cases, and study questions
  • Includes key information on recent developments in the field
  • Presents a carefully selected set of readings designed to progressively move the reader to competency in subject comprehension and essay writing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118658017
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
File size:
1 MB

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“This collection of essays on environmental ethics, now in its second edition, is invaluable. It contains not just the classic ground-breaking essays on the land ethic, on shallow and deep ecology, and on socialist and feminist approaches to the environment (by Leopold, Naess, Bookchin, Merchant and others), but also up-to-the-minute essays on key issues, including anthropocentrism and speciesism and the rights of future generations, as well as reviewing the arguments around climate change. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to sharpen their moral awareness in addressing the global environmental crisis.”

—Dermot Moran, University College Dublin

“Boylan combines provocative readings on animals, environment and sustainability, with object lessons in how to think clearly about tricky cases. A neat feature of the book is the way in which the cases are deftly woven into the structure of the collection. The result is a hands-on guide on how to think clearly about some of the baffling issues in environmental ethics.”

—Andrew Brennan, La Trobe University

Meet the Author

Michael Boylan is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Marymount University. He is the author and editor of 26 books, including his manifesto on social/political philosophy A Just Society (2004), and on cosmopolitanism Morality and Global Justice: Justifications and Applications (2011). Boylan was himself the focus of an edited volume, Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan’s A Just Society (2009). He has served on professional and governmental policy committees and was a fellow at the Center for American Progress and a program presenter at The Brookings Institution. He has been an invited speaker in nine countries around the world, including talks in Oxford, Cambridge, Cologne, Oslo, Dublin, Sydney, and the Sorbonne.

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Environmental Ethics 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Takes a bunk in this cabin
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Looked up.
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Aphrodite Cabin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-flops down on her bed and sighs- "what am i gonna do?"