How to Think Seriously About the Planet: The Case for an Environmental Conservatism

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Roger Scruton contends that the environmental movement is philosophically confused and has unrealistic agendas. Here he offers new insight in this crucial political debate, calling for local initiatives over global schemes.

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Overview

Roger Scruton contends that the environmental movement is philosophically confused and has unrealistic agendas. Here he offers new insight in this crucial political debate, calling for local initiatives over global schemes.

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"A dazzling book." --Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times

"Beautifully written and ambitious in its scope... an immensely readable book and a valuable contribution to the debate over environmental politics."--Caroline Lucas, The Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470822330
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Scruton is currently visiting professor in the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies at the University of St Andrews and in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is also a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington and a contributing editor to The New Atlantis. He has taught at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Oxford, Princeton, and Boston and has been a free-lance writer and commentator for the past 15 years. His many books include Beauty: A Very Short Introduction, Death-Devoted Heart, and The Uses of Pessimism.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Local Warming
2. Global Alarming
3. The Search for Salvation
4. Radical Precaution
5. Market Solutions and Homeostasis
6. The Moral Economy
7. Heimat and Habitat
8. Beauty, Piety and Desecration
9. Getting Nowhere
10. Begetting Somewhere
11. Modest Proposals
Appendix 1: Global Justice
Appendix 2: How Should We Live?
Bibliography

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