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Environmental Ethics and Policy Book Philosophy, Ecology, Economics

ISBN-10: 0534561888
ISBN-13: 9780534561888
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $220.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/24/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 673
Size: 7.48" wide x 9.17" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Consisting of an assortment of landmark essays and the best in contemporary scholarship, this anthology delves deeply into the most pressing environmental issues of our times. Articles included in this anthology are distinguished for their relevance to real-life policy making and for their ability to promote rich and lively discussion about controversial matters. In addition, the editors' careful organization of the topics and illuminating section previews keep students focused on the most essential points of current environmental debates.

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Prologue: World Scientists' Warning to Humanity
An Introduction to Ethical Theory
Moral Argument and Ethical Theory
Distinguishing Moral and Empirical Claims
Justification, Explanation, Prediction, and Description
Moral Argument: The Interplay of Moral and Empirical Claims
Harm and Benefit
Evaluating Ethical Theories
Influential Ethical Ideas and Theories
From Ethical Egoism to Social Darwinism
The Divine Command Theory
Rights Theories
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism and Economic Theory
Natural Law Theory
The Influence of Kant
Environmental Justice
The Idea of a Unique Environmental Ethic
Western Religious and Cultural Perspectives
Preview
The Hsitoric Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis
For God So Loved the World
Judaism and the Environment
Stewardship versus Exploitation
The World as God's Body
Of God and Pelicans
Everyone Needs a Stone: Alternative Views of Nature
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Why Bad Things Have Happened to Good Creatures
The Other Animals
Preview
Good Natured--The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals
Animal Liberation
The Case for Animal Rights
Interspecific Justice
The Prospects for Consensus and Convergence in the Animal Rights Debate
The Little Things That Run the World
Sidelight: Parachuting Cats and Interconnectedness
Constructing an Environmental Ethic
The Broader, Biotic Community
Preview
On Being Morally Considerable
Should Trees Have Standing?--Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects
The Ethics of Respect for Nature
The Land Ethic
The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic
Marine Environmental Ethics
Integration or Reduction: Two Approaches to Environmental Values
Deep Ecology and Social Ecology
Preview
Deep Ecology
Self-Realization: An Ecological Approach to Being in the World
Will Ecology Become "The Dismal Science?"
Sidelight: Do What's Natural, You Say?
Ecofeminism
Preview
The Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism
Development, Ecology, and Women
How Feminist Is Ecofeminism?
Economics, Ethics, and Ecology
Letting the Market Decide
Preview
The Ethical Basis of the Economic View of the Environment
At the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, or Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Preview
Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique
Cost-Benefit Analysis Defended
Sidelight: Cost-Benefit Analysis: Tool for All Seasons?
Earth in the Balance Sheet
From the Commons to Property
Preview
The Tragedy of the Commons
The Tragedy of Enclosure
The Creation of Property
Property Rights in Natural Resources
Takings, Just Compensation, and the Environment
Human Population and Pressure on "Resources"
Preview
An Essay on the Principle of Population
Sidelight: If Earth Could Speak
Lifeboat Ethics
Can the Supply of Natural Resources Really Be Infinite? Yes!
Population, Poverty and the Local Environment
Future Generations and Sustainability Questions
Preview
Future Generations
Sidelight: The Nuclear Train to the Future
Sustainability: An Economist's Perspective
Sustainability
Environmental Problems and Policies
Preserving Biodiversity
Preview
The Diversity of Life
What Is a Species?
Why Do Species Matter?
Why Species Matter
Food and Agriculture
Preview
A Plant's-Eye View of the World
Patenting Life
Brute-Force Genetic Engineering
Genes in the Good!
Nature as the Measure for a Sustainable Agriculture
What's in the Meat
Wilderness and Forests
Preview
Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique
Tropical Forests and Their Species: Going, Going ...?
The Mismanagement of the National Forests
Forest Service Policy
Corporate Responsibility
Preview
Environmental Racism
Consumption and the Environment
Consumption as a Theme in the North-South Dialogue
The Chainsaws of Greed: The Case of Pacific Lumber
Why Shouldn't Corporations Be Socially Responsible?
"I Am No Greenpeacer, But ..." or Environmentalism, Risk Communication, and the Lower Middle Class
Sliding to Global Catastrophe
Preview
Silent Spring
The Case That the World Has Reached Limits
The Climate-Change Debacle: The Perils of Politicizing Science
A Response
Climate Change Science
Sidelight: Let's Transform the Military
Varieties of Activism
Preview
Strategic Monkeywrenching
The Sea Shepherds: Bringing Justice to the High Seas
An Apologia for Activism: Global Responsibility, Ethical Advocacy, and Environmental Problems
Involuntary Simplicity: Changing Dysfunctional Habits of Consumption
Sidelight: A Resistance Movement of One's Own
Learning and Research Tools
Glossary
Time Chart
Internet and Other Environmental Resources
Bibliography

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