Environmental Ethics What Really Matters, What Really Works

ISBN-10: 0195139097
ISBN-13: 9780195139099
Edition: 2002
Description: Featuring sixty-two accessible selections--from classic articles to examples of cutting-edge original research--Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works addresses both of the principal areas of inquiry in the field: the  More...
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Copyright Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication Date: 11/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Featuring sixty-two accessible selections--from classic articles to examples of cutting-edge original research--Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works addresses both of the principal areas of inquiry in the field: the exploration of morality from an environmental perspective and the analysis of the current state of our environment. Aiming to determine what issues really matter, the first section of the book responds to such questions as: What is value?What types of things have value? Is the value of a human being fundamentally different from the kind of value we find elsewhere in nature? What role do consumer goods and services play in a good life? and Is there room for environmental consciousness in a good life? The second section turns to the questionof what it would take to solve our environmental problems. It strives to go beyond the "hype" to present informed perspectives on the true nature of those problems and investigates important questions like: What is causing or exacerbating these problems? and What solutions have been tried? The selections present philosophical, biological, and social scientific approaches to the major issues. Environmental Ethics features first-hand descriptions from people who have actually beeninvolved in such projects as wildlife management in Africa, ecofeminist initiatives in India, and radical activism on the high seas. It also provides up-to-date data on population issues and community-based wildlife initiatives. Ideal for undergraduate courses in environmental ethics, environmental issues, andapplied ethics, this unique text will also be a helpful resource for graduate students and professors, as it retains most of the footnotes from the original articles.

David Schmidtz is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and joint Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Person, Polis, Planet (2008), Elements of Justice (2006), and Rational Choice and Moral Agency (1995), and coauthor of A Brief History of Liberty (2010).Elizabeth Willott is a Principal Research Specialist in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, where she is a primary investigator on a National Science Foundation grant researching mosquito ecology in Tucson. She is also Curator of Butterfly Magic at Tucson BotanicalGardens, where she oversees the running of the butterfly display and education relative to it.

Acknowledgments
Why Environmental Ethics?
What Really Matters? Essays On Value In Nature
The Dawn of Reverence
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: A Fierce Green Fire
A Moment on the Earth
Thinking Like a Mountain
The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis
Animal Liberation and the Land Ethic
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Practical Ethics
All Animals Are Equal
The Land Ethic
Values in and Duties to the Natural World
Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics
Extending the Realm of Rights
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Natural Rights
Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects
The Rights of Animals
The Good of Trees
Duties Concerning Islands
Species Equality and Respect for Nature
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Where Do We Draw the Line?
The Ethics of Respect for Nature
Are All Species Equal?
Environmental Holism
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Keeping Our Hands Clean
How to Worry About Endangered Species
Biocentric Individualism
Deep Ecology
Social Ecology Versus Deep Ecology
Why Do Species Matter?
Philosophical Problems for Environmentalism
How Wild Does Nature Have to Be?
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: An Allegory
What's Wrong with Plastic Trees?
The Call of the Wild
Ecological Restoration and the Culture of Nature
Rethinking the Good Life
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Voluntary Simplicity
Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments
Redefining the Good Life in a Sustainable Society
Do We Consume Too Much?
Letting the World Grow Old: An Ethos of Countermodernity
Ecofeminism in Theory and Practice
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Dichotomies
Feminism and Ecofeminism
The Power and the Promise of Ecological Feminism
Women, Poverty, and Population: Issues for the Concerned Environmentalist
Women Farmers of India's Deccan Plateau: Ecofeminists Challenge World Elites
What Really Works? Essays On Human Ecology
Human Population
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: The Population Bomb
Future Generations
Population, Development, and the Environment
Recent Population Trends
What It Takes To Preserve Wilderness
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: South Africa
Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique
Headaches and Heartaches: The Elephant Management Dilemma
At the Hand of Man: Peril and Hope for Africa's Wildlife
When Preservationism Doesn't Preserve
Sustainable Use and Institutional Structure
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: The Logic of the Commons
The Tragedy of the Commons
Approximate Optimality of Aboriginal Property Rights
Environmental Lessons
The Institution of Property
Poverty as an Environmental Problem
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Zambia
Living on a Lifeboat
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Global Environment and International Inequality
Feeding People Versus Saving Nature
Natural Enemies: An Anatomy of Environmental Conflict
Vanishing Resources
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Cities
Designing Cities as if They Were Ethical Choices
Why the Good News Shouldn't Scare You
The Doomslayer
The Good News, in Perspective
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Policy
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Optimal Pollution
Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique
Cost-Benefit Analysis Defended
Moral Pluralism and the Environment
A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis
Environmentalism in Practice
Questions for Reflection and Discussion: The Ethics of Confrontation
The Environmentalists' Dilemma: Dollars and Sand Dollars
Fragile Freedoms
Therapeutic Nihilism and Environmental Management
Mad Cowboy: The Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Missing Shade of Green
Environmental Philosophy Is Environmental Activism: The Most Radical and Effective Kind
Taking Environmental Ethics Public

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