Environmental Pragmatism

Environmental Pragmatism

by Eric Katz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415122368

ISBN-13: 9780415122368

Pub. Date: 03/26/1996

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 philosophy moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the practical merits of moral pluralism. Environmental…  See more details below

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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 philosophy moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the practical merits of moral pluralism. Environmental pragmatism, as a coherent philosophical position, connects the methodology of classical American pragmatist 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:
9780415122368
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/26/1996
Series:
Environmental Philosophies Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(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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