The Ethics of Nature / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- A detailed exploration of humanity’s treatment of thenatural world from a Christian perspective.
- Covers a range of ethical debates, including currentcontroversies about the environment, animal rights, biotechnology,consciousness, and cloning.
- Sets the immediate issues in the context of underlyingtheological and philosophical assumptions.
- Complex scientific issues are explained in clearstudent-friendly language.
- The author develops her own distinctive ethical approachcentred on the practice of wisdom.
- Discusses key figures in the field, including Peter Singer,Aldo Leopold, Tom Regan, Andrew Linzey, James Lovelock, AnnePrimavesi, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Michael Northcott.
- The author has held academic posts in both theology and plantscience.
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface.
1. Introduction. The Recovery of Virtue for an Ethics ofNature.
2. Environmental Ethics.
3. Animal Rights.
4. The Ethics of Biotechnology.
5. The Ethics of Cloning.
6. Psychology and Moral Agency.
7. Ethics and Gaia.
8. Feminism and the Ethics of Nature.
9. Towards an Ethic of Wisdom.
What People are Saying About This
"Celia Deane-Drummond, ... has a growing reputation in the field, which will be considerably enhanced by this clearly written, accessible and well documented, if demanding, text-book.... It has a clear and sustained argument, and extensive bibliographical notes and references; and it offers the chance to journey with one of the leaders in the field as she engages with important controversies concerning the environment." Dr David Atkinson, Bishope of Thetford, Church Times, April 2004
"The massive range of research and scholarship ... that Deane-Drummond's tome represents is breathtaking. I stongly recommend her text to any scholar or researcher genuinely serious about the subject matter....." Ecotheology