Nature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of Nature

Nature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of Nature

by Richard L. Fern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521811228

ISBN-13: 9780521811224

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study interweaves philosophical, scientific, religious and cultural factors to reveal why non-human animals and nature are objects of moral concern and how our well-being depends on harmony with nature as it was created. This argument is unique in its comprehensiveness, its overt reliance on traditional forms of religious faith, and its account of how those

Overview

This study interweaves philosophical, scientific, religious and cultural factors to reveal why non-human animals and nature are objects of moral concern and how our well-being depends on harmony with nature as it was created. This argument is unique in its comprehensiveness, its overt reliance on traditional forms of religious faith, and its account of how those with conflicting ethics can work together to end the current, foolish abuse of nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521811224
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Ethics of Nature: 1. Moral concerns; 2. Humane holism; 3. Ecological wisdom; Part II. The Wild God: 4. Religious faith; 5. Theistic naturalism; Part III. The Body of Humanity: 6. Human nature and good; 7. The fellowship of creation.

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