The Ethics of Nature / Edition 1

The Ethics of Nature / Edition 1

by Celia Deane-Drummond
     
 

ISBN-10: 063122937X

ISBN-13: 9780631229377

Pub. Date: 01/26/2004

Publisher: Wiley

This accessible and timely book uses a Christian perspective to explore ethical debates about nature.

  • A detailed exploration of humanity’s treatment of the natural world from a Christian perspective.
  • Covers a range of ethical debates, including current controversies about the environment, animal rights, biotechnology,

Overview

This accessible and timely book uses a Christian perspective to explore ethical debates about nature.

  • A detailed exploration of humanity’s treatment of the natural world from a Christian perspective.
  • Covers a range of ethical debates, including current controversies about the environment, animal rights, biotechnology, consciousness, and cloning.
  • Sets the immediate issues in the context of underlying theological and philosophical assumptions.
  • Complex scientific issues are explained in clear student-friendly language.
  • The author develops her own distinctive ethical approach centred on the practice of wisdom.
  • Discusses key figures in the field, including Peter Singer, Aldo Leopold, Tom Regan, Andrew Linzey, James Lovelock, Anne Primavesi, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Michael Northcott.
  • The author has held academic posts in both theology and plant science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229377
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/26/2004
Series:
New Dimensions to Religious Ethics Series
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction. The Recovery of Virtue for an Ethics of Nature.

2. Environmental Ethics.

3. Animal Rights.

4. The Ethics of Biotechnology.

5. The Ethics of Cloning.

6. Psychology and Moral Agency.

7. Ethics and Gaia.

8. Feminism and the Ethics of Nature.

9. Towards an Ethic of Wisdom.

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