Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice / Edition 1

Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice / Edition 1

by Andrew Light
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262621649

ISBN-13: 9780262621649

Pub. Date: 01/17/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

What role can philosophers play in helping to resolve the moral and political dilemmas faced by environmental activists and policymakers? Moving away from environmental philosophy's usual focus on abstractions such as nonanthropocentrism and the intrinsic value of nature, this book focuses on environmental practice as the starting point for theoretical

Overview

What role can philosophers play in helping to resolve the moral and political dilemmas faced by environmental activists and policymakers? Moving away from environmental philosophy's usual focus on abstractions such as nonanthropocentrism and the intrinsic value of nature, this book focuses on environmental practice as the starting point for theoretical reflection.
Philosophical thinking, it argues, need not be divided into the academic and the practical. Philosophy can take a more publicly engaged approach.The authors combine a deep understanding of the environmental ethics literature with a sympathetic sociological and political examination of environmental activists and their reasoning. The book is divided into three parts: Political Theory and Environmental
Practice, Philosophical Tools for Environmental Practice, and Rethinking Philosophy through Environmental Practice. Case studies are included from Canada, Denmark,
India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Topics range from the specific,
such as fox hunting and leaded gasoline, to the more general, such as biodiversity in India, biomedical ethics, and crop biotechnology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621649
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/17/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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