Philosophy and the Natural Environment

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In this volume leading international environmental philosophers further the debate about the value of nature, the concept of the environment, and the metaphysical, ethical, social and international implications of these concepts. Philosophers have to some extent neglected the study of nature and the natural environment, and this collection not only provides a long-overdue contribution to that study, but also points to inadequacies of much contemporary ethical and political theory. For environmentalists who are ...

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Overview

In this volume leading international environmental philosophers further the debate about the value of nature, the concept of the environment, and the metaphysical, ethical, social and international implications of these concepts. Philosophers have to some extent neglected the study of nature and the natural environment, and this collection not only provides a long-overdue contribution to that study, but also points to inadequacies of much contemporary ethical and political theory. For environmentalists who are not philosophers, it will stimulate reflection on their own concepts and principles.

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Preface; List of contributors, 1. Introduction Robin Attfield and Andrew Belsey; 2. Value in nature and the nature of value Holmes Rolston III; 3. Ecology and the ethics of environmental restoration Robert Elliot; 4. Rehabilitating nature and making nature habitable Robin Attfield; 5.Personalistic organicism: paradox or paradigm? Frederick Ferré; 6. Values, reasons and the environment Roger Crisp; 7.Awe and humility: intrinsic value in nature: beyond an earthbound environmental ethics Keekok Lee; 8. The end of anthropocentrism? Mary Midgely; 9. Global religion Stephen R. L. Clark; 10. Kant and the moral considerability of non-rational beings Tim Hayward; 11. The idea of the environment Nigel Dower; 12. Chaos and order, environment and anarchy Andrew Belsey; 13. Natural capital Alan Holland; 14. Some philosophical assessments of environmental disobedience Peter List; 15. Global environmental justice Dale Jamieson; 16. Environmental and medical bioethics in late modernity: Anthony Giddens, genetic engineering and the post-modern state Ruth McNally and Peter Wheale; 17. Highlights and connections Frederick Ferré; Bibliography; Index.

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