The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics

The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics

by Roderick Frazier Nash

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The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics by Roderick Frazier Nash

Charting the history of contemporary philosophical and religious beliefs regarding nature, Roderick Nash focuses primarily on changing attitudes toward nature in the United States.  His work is the first comprehensive history of the concept that nature has rights and that American liberalism has, in effect, been extended to the nonhuman world.

“A splendid book.  Roderick Nash has written another classic.  This exploration of a new dimension in environmental ethics is both illuminating and overdue.”—Stewart Udall
    
“His account makes history ‘come alive.’”—Sierra

“So smoothly written that one almost does not notice the breadth of scholarship that went into this original and important work of environmental history.”—Philip Shabecoff, New York Times Book Review

“Clarifying and challenging, this is an essential text for deep ecologists and ecophilosophers.”—Stephanie Mills, Utne Reader

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299118440
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Series: History of American Thought and Culture Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 909,056
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Roderick Nash is professor of history and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the author of nine books.

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