The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics / Edition 1

The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics / Edition 1

by Paul B. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 041508623X

ISBN-13: 9780415086233

Pub. Date: 12/14/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Spirit of the Soil challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. Paul B. Thompson identifies four 'worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities; productionism, stewardship, economics and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology

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Overview

The Spirit of the Soil challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. Paul B. Thompson identifies four 'worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities; productionism, stewardship, economics and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology from these ethical perspectives. This book achieves an open-ended account of sustainability designed to minimise hubris and help us to recapture the spirit of the soil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415086233
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/14/1994
Series:
Environmental Philosophies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Ethics of the Soil 2. The Environmental Critics of Agriculture 3. The Productionist Paradigm 4. Agricultural Stewardship and the Good Farmer 5. Calculating the True Cost of Food 6. The Holistic Alternative 7. Sustainable Agriculture Notes Bibliography

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