Why care for Nature?: In search of an ethical framework for environmental responsibility and education / Edition 1

Why care for Nature?: In search of an ethical framework for environmental responsibility and education / Edition 1

by Dirk Willem Postma
     
 

ISBN-10: 140205002X

ISBN-13: 9781402050022

Pub. Date: 11/16/2006

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book is a rigorous, yet accessible introduction into the current philosophical discourses underpinning practices of environmental education. It provides a comprehensive theoretical framework, relating philosophical key issues and educational concerns in an intrinsic manner, against the background of current practices and policies. While the issues discussed are

Overview

This book is a rigorous, yet accessible introduction into the current philosophical discourses underpinning practices of environmental education. It provides a comprehensive theoretical framework, relating philosophical key issues and educational concerns in an intrinsic manner, against the background of current practices and policies. While the issues discussed are complex and abstract, the book is readable for a general audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402050022
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/16/2006
Series:
International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics Series, #9
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 1.1 A brief history of environmental education. 1.2 Education for sustainable development.
2. Because we are citizens. 2.1 Future generations as fellow citizens. 2.2 Future generations as heirs of our community. 2.3 Future generations as imagined strangers. 2.4 Education for an open future.
3. Because we are Human. 3.1 In defence of an aesthetic account of intrinsic natural value. 3.2 On the status of nature and her evaluators. 3.3 Towards an ethic of environmental responsibility. 3.4 Conclusion.
4. Because we educate citizens caring for nature.
Bibliography. Index.

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