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Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction / Edition 1
     

Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Dale Jamieson
 

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ISBN-10: 0521682843

ISBN-13: 9780521682848

Pub. Date: 02/29/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What is the environment, and how does it figure in an ethical life? This book is an introduction to the philosophical issues involved in this important question, focussing primarily on ethics but also encompassing questions in aesthetics and political philosophy. Topics discussed include the environment as an ethical question, human morality, meta-ethics, normative

Overview

What is the environment, and how does it figure in an ethical life? This book is an introduction to the philosophical issues involved in this important question, focussing primarily on ethics but also encompassing questions in aesthetics and political philosophy. Topics discussed include the environment as an ethical question, human morality, meta-ethics, normative ethics, humans and other animals, the value of nature, and nature's future. The discussion is accessible and richly illustrated with examples. The book will be valuable for students taking courses in environmental philosophy, and also for a wider audience in courses in ethics, practical ethics, and environmental studies. It will also appeal to general readers who want a reliable and sophisticated introduction to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521682848
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2008
Series:
Cambridge Applied Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
214,740
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The environment as an ethical question; 2. Human morality; 3. Meta-ethics; 4. Normative ethics; 5. Humans and other animals; 6. The value of nature; 7. Nature's future.

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