A work of environmental ethics that looks at how “otherkind”and humankindcontributes to our moral imagination.
Moral Habitat explores how our moral imaginations and moral norms have been shaped by and even cocreated with Earth in diverse biotic communities. Weaving together science and religion with indigenous and womanist traditions, Nancie Erhard uses examples from a variety of sources, including post-Cartesian science, the Old Testament, and the Míkmaq tribe of Eastern Canada. She demonstrates how each portrays the agencyincluding the moral agencyof the natural world. From this cross-cultural approach, she recasts the question of how we conceive of humans as moral agents. While written for “the sake of Earth,” this thought-provoking book goes well beyond the issue of ecology to show the contribution that such an approach can make to pluralist ethics on a range of timely social issues.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series on Religion and the Environment Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Nancie Erhard is Assistant Professor of Comparative Religious Ethics at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Table of Contents
1. Ethos as Moral Habitat
2. “The Great Community of Persons”
3. Agents of and Respondents to God
5. Reconsidering Human Moral Agency
6. Doing Ethics in a Moral Habitat