Nature Ethics

Nature Ethics

by Marti Kheel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742552004

ISBN-13: 9780742552005

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective, Marti Kheel explores the underlying worldview of "nature ethics," offering an alternative ecofeminist perspective. She focuses on four prominent representatives of holist philosophy: two early conservationists (Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold) and two contemporary philosophers (Holmes Rolston III and transpersonal…  See more details below

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In Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective, Marti Kheel explores the underlying worldview of "nature ethics," offering an alternative ecofeminist perspective. She focuses on four prominent representatives of holist philosophy: two early conservationists (Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold) and two contemporary philosophers (Holmes Rolston III and transpersonal ecologist Warwick Fox). Kheel argues that in directing their moral allegiance to abstract constructs (e.g., "species," "the ecosystem," or "the transpersonal Self") these influential nature theorists represent a masculinist orientation that devalues concern for individual animals. Seeking to heal the divisions among the seemingly disparate movements and philosophies of feminism, animal advocacy, environmental ethics, and holistic health, Kheel proposes an ecofeminist philosophy that underscores the importance of empathy and care for individual beings as well as larger wholes.

About the Author:
Marti Kheel is a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union. She is a prominent scholar and activist in ecofeminism, environmental ethics, and animal advocacy

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552005
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Finding a Niche for All Animals in Nature Ethics     1
Masculine Identity: Born Again "Man"     35
Origins of the Conservation Movement: Preserving Manhood     69
Thinking Like a Mountain or Thinking Like a "Man"?     109
The Ecophilosophy of Holmes Rolston III     137
The Transpersonal Ecology of Warwick Fox     163
Ecofeminist Holist Philosophy     207
Bibliography     275
Index     313
About the Author     339

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