The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

by Paul B. Thompson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138676633
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul B. Thompson has done research and teaching on the environmental ethics of agriculture and food systems for over 35 years. He was a founding member and former President of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, and a two- time winner of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Award for Excellence in Communication. Prior to assuming his present post at Michigan State, he held faculty positions in philosophy at Texas A&M University and Purdue University.

Table of Contents

1. The Ethics of the Soil 2. The Environmental Critics of Agriculture 3. The Productionist Paradigm 4. Agricultural Stewardship and the Good Farmer 5. Calculating the True Cost of Food 6. The Holistic Alternative 7. Sustainable Agriculture Notes Bibliography

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