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

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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.
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"This fine, timely book by Postma … will appeal to educators and environmentalists seeking to clarify the best available philosophical foundation for reasoning clearly about environmental responsibilities. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." (S. A. Mason, Choice, Vol. 45 (1), 2007)

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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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