Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective

Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective

by Marti Kheel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742552004

ISBN-13: 9780742552005

Pub. Date: 12/14/2007

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552005
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Finding a Niche for All Animals in Nature Ethics Chapter 2 - Masculine Identity: Born Again 'Man' Chapter 3 - Origins of the Conservation Movement: Preserving Manhood Chapter 4 - Thinking Like a Mountain or Thinking Like a Man? Chapter 5 - The Ecophilosophy of Holmes Rolston Chapter 6 - The Transpersonal Ecology of Warwick Fox Chapter 7 - Ecofeminist Holist Philosophy

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