Geography and Ethics: Journeys in a Moral Terrain

Geography and Ethics: Journeys in a Moral Terrain

by James D. Proctor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415189683

ISBN-13: 9780415189682

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book represents a landmark exploration of the common terrain of geography and ethics. Drawing together specially commissioned contributions from distinguished geographers across the UK, North America and Australasia, the place of geography in ethics and of ethics in geography is examined through wide-ranging, thematic chapters.
Geography and Ethics

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This book represents a landmark exploration of the common terrain of geography and ethics. Drawing together specially commissioned contributions from distinguished geographers across the UK, North America and Australasia, the place of geography in ethics and of ethics in geography is examined through wide-ranging, thematic chapters.
Geography and Ethics is divided into four sections for discussion and exploration of ideas: Ethics and Space; Ethics and Place; Ethics and Nature and Ethics and knowledge, all of which point to the rich interplay between geography and moral philosophy or ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415189682
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
1Introduction: overlapping terrains1
Pt. 1Ethics and space17
2Meaning and geography19
3Geography, justice and the limits of rights30
4Geography, fairness, and liberal democracy44
5Exploring the ethics of development59
6Virtual geographies: the ethics of the Internet72
Pt. 2Ethics and place93
7"Hereness" and the normativity of place95
8Geography and evil: a sketch106
9The ethnic cleansing of a "safe area": the fall of Srebrenica and the ethics of un-governmentality120
10Social justice, self-interest and Salman Rushdie: re-assessing identity politics in multicultural Britain132
Pt. 3Ethics and nature147
11A moral earth: facts and values in global environmental change149
12Natural and unnatural wars163
13Altered states: nature and place in the Russian Far East175
14The problem of pigs193
Pt. 4Ethics and knowledge207
15Community, justice, and the ethics of research: negotiating reciprocal research relations209
16Morals and ethics in geographical studies of disability223
17Reciprocal appropriation: toward an ethics of cross-cultural research237
18Ethical issues in practical contexts251
19The end of the Enlightenment? Moral philosophy and geographical practice263
20Conclusion: towards a context-sensitive ethics275
Index291

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