Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective

Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective

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Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective

In Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective, Marti Kheel explores the underlying worldview of "nature ethics," offering an alternative ecofeminist perspective. She focuses on four prominent representatives of holist philosophy: two early conservationists (Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold) and two contemporary philosophers (Holmes Rolston III and transpersonal ecologist Warwick Fox). Kheel argues that in directing their moral allegiance to abstract constructs (e.g., "species," "the ecosystem," or "the transpersonal Self") these influential nature theorists represent a masculinist orientation that devalues concern for individual animals. Seeking to heal the divisions among the seemingly disparate movements and philosophies of feminism, animal advocacy, environmental ethics, and holistic health, Kheel proposes an ecofeminist philosophy that underscores the importance of empathy and care for individual beings as well as larger wholes.

About the Author:
Marti Kheel is a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union. She is a prominent scholar and activist in ecofeminism, environmental ethics, and animal advocacy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742552012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/06/2007
Series: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Finding a Niche for All Animals in Nature Ethics     1
Masculine Identity: Born Again "Man"     35
Origins of the Conservation Movement: Preserving Manhood     69
Thinking Like a Mountain or Thinking Like a "Man"?     109
The Ecophilosophy of Holmes Rolston III     137
The Transpersonal Ecology of Warwick Fox     163
Ecofeminist Holist Philosophy     207
Bibliography     275
Index     313
About the Author     339

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