Nature in Common?: Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy

Nature in Common?: Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy

by Ben Minteer

ISBN-10: 1592137040

ISBN-13: 9781592137046

Pub. Date: 04/28/2009

Publisher: Temple University Press

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Temple University Press
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New Edition
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5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


PART I Introduction 
1. Unity among Environmentalists? Debating the Values-Policy Link in Environmental Ethics

PART II The Convergence Hypothesis Debate in Environmental Ethics: The First Wave 
2. Contextualism and Norton’s Convergence Hypothesis 
3. Convergence and Contextualism: Some Clarifications and a Reply to Steverson 
4. Why Norton’s Approach Is Insufficient for Environmental Ethics 
5. Convergence in Environmental Values: An Empirical and Conceptual Defense 
6. The Relevance of Environmental Ethical Theories for Policy Making

PART III Expanding the Discussion: The Convergence Hypothesis Debate Today 
7. Converging versus Reconstituting Environmental Ethics 
8. Environmental Ethics and Future Generations 
9. The Convergence Hypothesis Falsified: Implicit Intrinsic Value, Operational Rights, and De Facto Standing in the Endangered Species Act 
10. Convergence in an Agrarian Key 
11. Convergence and Ecological Restoration: A Counterexample 
12. Does a Public Environmental Philosophy Need a Convergence Hypothesis? 
13. The Importance of Creating an Applied Environmental Ethics: Lessons Learned from Climate Change 
14. Who Is Converging with Whom? An Open Letter to Professor Bryan Norton from a Policy Wonk

PART IV Reply by Bryan G. Norton 
15. Convergence and Divergence: The Convergence Hypothesis Twenty Years Later


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