John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy / Edition 1

John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy / Edition 1

by Hugh P. McDonald, H. P. McDonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791458741

ISBN-13: 9780791458747

Pub. Date: 11/20/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Hugh P. McDonald’s John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy breaks new ground by applying Dewey’s insights to a new approach to philosophy of the environment; the concern for the rights of animals; the preservation of rare species, habitats, and landscapes; and the health of the whole ecology. The book summarizes much of the current literature on

Overview

Hugh P. McDonald’s John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy breaks new ground by applying Dewey’s insights to a new approach to philosophy of the environment; the concern for the rights of animals; the preservation of rare species, habitats, and landscapes; and the health of the whole ecology. The book summarizes much of the current literature on environmental ethics, concentrating on the writings of major figures in the movement: Tom Regan, J. Baird Callicott, Holmes Rolston, and Bryan Norton. The heart of the book consists of a detailed analysis of Dewey’s ethics, his theory of intrinsic value, and his holistic approach to moral justification. Arguing against the idea that Dewey’s philosophy is anthropocentric, McDonald makes a strong case that using Dewey’s philosophy will result in a superior framework for environmental ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791458747
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/20/2003
Series:
SUNY series in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PREFACE

1. Environmental Ethics and Intrinsic Value

PROLOGUE TO CHAPTER TWO

The Setting of the Problem of Pragmatism and the Environment: The Critique of Pragmatism as an Environmental Ethics in Taylor, Bowers, Katz, and Weston

2. Dewey's Naturalism

3. Dewey's Instrumentalism

4. Dewey's (Moral) Holism

5. Dewey's Ethics as a Basis for Environmental Issues

EPILOGUE: Pragmatism and Environmental Ethics

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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