Environmental Virtue Ethics / Edition 1

Environmental Virtue Ethics / Edition 1

by Ronald Sandler, Ronald Sandler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742533905

ISBN-13: 9780742533905

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

There is one certainty regarding the human relationship with nature-there is no getting away from it. But while a relationship with nature is a given, the nature of that relationship is not. Environmental ethics is the attempt to determine how we ought and ought not relate to the natural environment. A complete environmental ethic requires both an ethic of action

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Overview

There is one certainty regarding the human relationship with nature-there is no getting away from it. But while a relationship with nature is a given, the nature of that relationship is not. Environmental ethics is the attempt to determine how we ought and ought not relate to the natural environment. A complete environmental ethic requires both an ethic of action and an ethic of character. Environmental virtue ethics is the area of environmental ethics concerned with character. It has been an underappreciated and underdeveloped aspect of environmental ethics-until now. The selections in this collection, consisting of ten original and four reprinted essays by leading scholars in the field, discuss the role that virtue and character have traditional played in environmental discourse, and reflect upon the role that it should play in the future. The selections also discuss the substantive content of the environmental virtues and vices, and apply them to concrete environmental issues and problems. This collection establishes the indispensability of environmental virtue ethics to environmental ethics. It also enhances the breadth and quality of the ongoing discussion of environmental virtue and vice and the role they should play in an adequate environmental ethic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742533905
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
0.53(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part One: Recognizing Environmental Virtue Ethics Chapter 2 Introduction: Environmental Virtue Ethics Chapter 3 The Emergence of Ecological Virtue Language Chapter 4 Thoreau, Leopold, and Carson: Toward an Environmental Virtue Ethics Part 5 Part Two: Environmental Virtue Ethics Theory Chapter 6 Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments Chapter 7 Environmental Virtue Ethics: Half the Truth but Dangerous as a Whole Chapter 8 Virtue Ethics as Foundational for a Global Ethic Chapter 9 A Virtue Ethics Approach to Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic Chapter 10 Virtue Ethics and Repugnant Conclusions Part 11 Part Three: Environmental Virtues And Vices Chapter 12 Benevolence as an Environmental Virtue Chapter 13 Gluttony, Arrogance, Greed and Apathy: An Exploration of Environmental Vice Chapter 14 Religion and Environmental Virtue Chapter 15 Cardinal Environmental Virtues Part 16 Part Four: The Application Of Environmental Virtue Chapter 17 Synergistic Environmental Virtues: Consumerism and Human Flourishing Chapter 18 A Virtue Ethics Perspective on Genetically Modified Crops

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