In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy / Edition 1

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Topics include animal liberation, a non-anthropocentric value theory, American Indians, environmental education, natural aesthetics. Emphasis is on human ecology and environmental protection moral and ethical aspects. Paper edition $10.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887069000
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1989
  • Series: SUNY Series in Philosophy and Biology
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 325
  • Sales rank: 1,509,950
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Real Work

I. Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics

1. Animal Liberation: A Triangular Affair
2. Review of Tom Regan, The Case for Animal Rights
3. Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics: Back Together Again

II. A Holistic Environmental Ethic

4. Elements of an Environmental Ethic: Moral Considerability and the Biotic Community
5. The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic
6. The Metaphysical Implications of Ecology

III. A Non-anthropocentric Value Theory for Environmental Ethics

7. Hume's Is/Ought Dichotomy and the Relation of Ecology to Leopold's Land Ethic
8. On the Intrinsic Value of Nonhuman Species
9. Intrinsic Value, Quantum Theory, and Environmental Ethics

IV. American Indian Environmental Ethics

10. Traditional American Indian and Western European Attitudes Toward Nature: An Overview
11. American Indian Land Wisdom?: Sorting Out the Issues

V. Envrionmental Education, Natural Aesthetics, and E.T.

12. Aldo Leopold on Education, as Educator, and His Land Ethic in the Context of Contemporary Environmental Education
13. Leopold's Land Aesthetic
14. Moral Considerability and Extraterrestrial Life



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