Environmental Pragmatism / Edition 1

Environmental Pragmatism / Edition 1

by Eric Katz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415122376

ISBN-13: 9780415122375

Pub. Date: 03/07/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Environmental pragmatism is a new strategy in environmental thought. It argues that theoretical debates are hindering the ability of the environmental movement to forge agreement on basic policy imperatives. This new direction in environmental thought moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the merits of moral pluralism. Environmental pragmatism, as

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Environmental pragmatism is a new strategy in environmental thought. It argues that theoretical debates are hindering the ability of the environmental movement to forge agreement on basic policy imperatives. This new direction in environmental thought moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the merits of moral pluralism. Environmental pragmatism, as a coherent philosophical position, connects the methodology of classical American pragmatic thought to the explanation, solution and discussion of real issues.
This concise, well-focused collection is the first comprehensive presentation of environmental pragmatism as a new philosophical approach to environmental thought and policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415122375
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/1996
Series:
Environmental Philosophies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Environmental Pragmatism and Environmental Ethics as Contested Terrain1
1Pragmatism and Environmental Thought21
2How Pragmatism is an Environmental Ethic38
3Nature as Culture: John Dewey's Pragmatic Naturalism50
4The Environmental Value in G. H. Mead's Cosmology73
5The Constancy of Leopold's Land Ethic84
6Integration or Reduction: Two Approaches to Environmental Values105
7Before Environmental Ethics139
8Compatibilism in Political Ecology161
9Pragmatism and Policy: The Case of Water187
10Towards a Pragmatic Approach to Definition: "Wetlands" and the Politics of Meaning209
11A Pluralistic, Pragmatic and Evolutionary Approach to Natural Resource Management231
12Laws of Nature Vs. Laws of Respect: Non-Violence in Practice in Norway251
13Teaching Environmental Ethics as a Method of Conflict Management266
14Beyond Intrinsic Value: Pragmatism in Environmental Ethics285
15Searching for Intrinsic Value: Pragmatism and Despair in Environmental Ethics307
16Unfair to Swamps: A Reply to Katz Unfair to Foundations?: A Reply to Weston319
17Environmental Pragmatism as Philosophy or Metaphilosophy? On the Weston-Katz Debate325
Index339

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