Environmental Ethics / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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Environmental Ethics tells us not "how", but "why" we must change our "earthkeeping" habits. Current crises of pollution and resource depletion reflect profound difficulties with some fo the most basic priniciples in our accepted systems of values. They challenge us to assess the adequacy of these principles and to discover a new framework for describing what it means to behave ethically. This valuable textbook organizes, philosophically develops, rationally analyzes, and criticizes the body of ideas known as "environmental ethics." It is an essential resource for students and scholars of environmental philosophy.
Author Biography: K.S. Shrader-Frechette is distinguished research professor in philosophy and in environmental sciences and policy at the University of South Florida. She is the author of numerous books, including "Ethics of Scientific Research" (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994), and the co-editor, with Laura Westra, of "Technology and Values" (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
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About the Author
K.S. Shrader-Frechette is distinguished research professor in philosophy and in environmental sciences and policy at the University of South Florida. She is the author of numerous books, including Ethics of Scientific Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994), and the co-editor, with Laura Westra, of Technology and Values (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Foreword Part 3 Section One: Theoretical Frameworks Chapter 4 Chapter 1. Do We Need Environmental Ethics?: Introduction Chapter 5 Ethics or Expediency: An Environmental Question Chapter 6 Environmental Responsibility and Classical Ethical Theories Chapter 7 Further Reading Chapter 8 Chapter 2. Alternative Ethics Regarding the Environment: Introduction Chapter 9 Frontier Ethics' and 'Lifeboat Ethics' Chapter 10 Spaceship Ethics Chapter 11 Further Reading Part 12 Section Two: Rights, Duties, and the Environment Chapter 13 Chapter 3. The Rights of Future Generations: Introduction Chapter 14 Futurity Morality Chapter 15 Technology, the Environment, and Intergenerational Equity Chapter 16 Further Reading Chapter 17 Chapter 4. The Rights of Natural Objects: Introduction Chapter 18 The Land Must Live Chapter 19 Ethics and the Rights of Natural Objects Chapter 20 Further Reading Chapter 21 Chapter 5. The Rights of Animals: Introduction Chapter 22 Animal Liberation Chapter 23 'Animal Liberation: A Critique' Chapter 24 Further Reading Chapter 25 Chapter 6. The Right to a Liveable Environment: Introduction Chapter 26 Ecology and Rights, "W.T. Blackstone Paradoxes of Liberty, Integrity, and Fraternity: The Collective Nature of Environmental Quality and Judicial Review of Administrative Action, R. B. Stewart Chapter 27 Further Reading Chapter 28 Chapter 7. The Duty to Limit Consumption: Introduction Chapter 29 An Economist's Review of Resources Exhaustion, A.J. Coale Chapter 30 Austerity, Waste, and Need, E. C. Pasour Chapter 31 Voluntary Simplicity and the Duty to Limit Consumption, K. S. Shrader-Frechette Chapter 32 Further Reading Chapter 33 Section Three: Social Justice and the Environment Chapter 34 Chapter 8. The Environment vs. the Economy, Introduction Chapter 35 Saving the Crusade, P. F. Drucker Chapter 36 The Ethical Problem of Economic Growth versus Environmental Degradation, A. Larkin Chapter 37 Further Reading Chapter 38 Chapter 9. The Environment vs. the Poor Chapter 39 Introduction Chapter 40 Ecology and Social Justice, S. Love Chapter 41 Black Ecology Chapter 42 Further Reading Chapter 43 Section Four: Some Contemporary Dilemmas Chapter 44 Chapter 10. Population, Individual Freedom, and the Common Good: Introduction Chapter 45 The Tragedy of the Commons Chapter 46 Ethics and Population Limitation Chapter 47 Further Reading Chapter 48 Chapter 11. The Problem of Pesticides: Introduction Chapter 49 Pesticide Toxicity and the Potential for Cancer: A Proper Perspective Chapter 50 Pesticide Toxicity: An Ethical Perspective Chapter 51 Further Reading Chapter 52 Chapter 12. Nuclear Energy and Radioactive Pollution: Introduction Chapter 53 Health Risks of Nuclear Power Chapter 54 Nuclear Power: More than a Technological Issue? Chapter 55 Further Reading Chapter 56 Index