Gaia Connections: An Introduction to Ecology, Ecoethics, and Economics

Gaia Connections: An Introduction to Ecology, Ecoethics, and Economics

by Alan S. Miller
     
 

Miller (environmental science, policy, and management; U. of California at Berkeley) presents the new edition of a text that originated from his teaching of a course on the ethical implications of molecular biology. He characterizes the work as a primer on the environmental, philosophical, economic, and ethical connections between ecological health and human well… See more details below

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Miller (environmental science, policy, and management; U. of California at Berkeley) presents the new edition of a text that originated from his teaching of a course on the ethical implications of molecular biology. He characterizes the work as a primer on the environmental, philosophical, economic, and ethical connections between ecological health and human well being. In attempting to construct a moral philosophy that will aid humans in sustainable economic and resource systems, he rejects the scientific tendency towards biological determinism and fears the technological possibilities inherent in advances in molecular biology. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847676552
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Environmental Ethics7
2Ecophilosophy24
3Theories of Justice35
4World Order Imperatives53
5The Moral Demand for the Biological Steady State73
6Economics As if Nature Mattered88
7Bioethical Limits to Scientific Inquiry103
8Genetic Engineering118
9Unnatural Connections: Dilemmas of Biotechnology141
10Genetic Counseling160
11Bioethics I: The Rights of People180
12Bioethics II: Staying in Control193
13The Selfish Gene Reconsidered208
14The Social Sources of Environmental Values224
15Ecoethics and Modern War235
16All God's Creatures251
17Perspectives in Environmental Change264
"The Influence Coming Into Play: The Seven of Pentacles"283
Supplementary Reading List285
Index295
About the Author307

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