Arguments about the environment in the history of Western thought accompany a guide to developing an approach to environmental thought based on ecological attunement in this analysis of the fundamental concepts that ground environmental policy. Sustainability, sustainable development, and conservation are three concepts that illustrate the relationship between humans and the environment. A synthesis of Western, Eastern, and Aboriginal approaches to the environment offers a radically new way of thinking about how environmental ethics develop and evolve.
A must read for . . . students in environmental ethics and for all professionals engaged in environmental studies, law or policy.
Bruce Morito stresses the importance of the holistic worldview and a rationale of attunement, rather than domination, of humanity's environment. All readers will benefit from his rational explanation of the development of ecological thought and from his criticism of science's reductive and utilitarian focus.