Ethics and Environmental Policy: Theory Meets Practice / Edition 1

Ethics and Environmental Policy: Theory Meets Practice / Edition 1

by Frederick Ferre
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820316571

ISBN-13: 9780820316574

Pub. Date: 08/28/1994

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

In this collection of essays, leading environmentalists and philosophers explore the relationship between environmental ethics and policy, both in theory and practice. The first section of the book focuses on four approaches to change in ethical theory: ecological science, feminist metaphysics, Chinese philosophy, and holistic postmodern technology. In

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In this collection of essays, leading environmentalists and philosophers explore the relationship between environmental ethics and policy, both in theory and practice. The first section of the book focuses on four approaches to change in ethical theory: ecological science, feminist metaphysics, Chinese philosophy, and holistic postmodern technology. In subsequent sections the contributors emphasize the need for nontraditional solutions and attempt to expand awareness of the most pressing practical problems. Among the topics discussed are the possibilities of real international cooperation, the inequitable but economically intractable issue of global gasses, the political and ethical challenges of city planning, and the growing evidence of fundamental inappropriateness in treating land as legal private property.

This volume is based on essays presented in 1992 at the Second International Conference on Ethics and Environmental Policy. The conference was held in response to the increasing need for a new ethics that would counter the traditional human-centered, dominantly individualistic approach of the industrial world toward the environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820316574
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Where Are We Headed?1
Grounding Environmental Ethics in Ecological Science9
Come Inside the Circle of Creation: The Ethic of Attunement21
Evolution of Environmental Ethics: A Chinese Perspective42
The Role of Technology in the Evolving Concept of Nature58
Efficiency and Equity in International Environmental Cooperation87
Toward a "Houston Protocol": How to Allocate CO[subscript 2] Emission Reductions Between North and South106
The Political Consequences of an Environmental Question125
Environmental Law and the Eclipse of Land as Private Property142
Red War, Green Peace163
An Apologia for Activism: Global Responsibility, Ethical Advocacy, and Environmental Problems178
Can Environmental Ethics Save the World?195
Winning and Losing in Environmental Ethics217
Where Do We Go from Here?235
Epilogue: Reflecting on the Reflections253
Works Cited255
Contributors271
Index275

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