Environmental Ethics An Overview for the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0745627382
ISBN-13: 9780745627380
Edition: 2003
Authors: Robin Attfield
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 11/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

In this text, Robin Attfield introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems. He puts forward his own original contribution to the debates, advocating biocentric consequentialism among theories of normative ethics.

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Author's Preface
Environmental Problems And Humanity
Introduction: Environmental Problems And The Global Environment
Local And Global Environmental Problems
Animal Welfarism And Environmentalism
Theories Of Value
Environmental Ethics And Its Neighbours
Theories Of The Genesis Of The Problems
Human Stewardship Of Nature
But Is Caring About The Environment Really Possible?
Some Central Debates
Dominion And Stewardship
A Recent Critique
The Emergence Of Environmental Ethics In The Early 1970s
Holism, Anthropocentrism And Biocentrism Compared
Biocentric Consequentialism
Alternative Theories
Meta-Ethical Debates
Some Critiques Of Environmental Ethics
Environmental Ethics, Motivation And The Good Life
There Is More To Ethics Than These Promising Approaches Allow
There Is More To Human Motivation Too
Can Environmental Ethics Make A Difference?
Can Values Contribute To Change?
Does A Consequentialist Environmental Ethic Have Unacceptable Implications?
Would Biocentric Consequentialism Preserve Enough Species?
Taking The Future Seriously
The Scope And Limits Of Future-Related Responsibilities
Some Bases For Future-Related Responsibilities
Some Grounds For Restricting Future-Related Responsibilities
Restricting Future-Related Responsibilities By Discounting
Do Human Interests And Environmental Responsibilities Converge?
Saving The Future From Environmental Injustice
Representing The Future In Present Decision-Making
Sustainable Development, Population And Precaution
The Concept Of Sustainable Development
Debates About Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development And The Debate About Sustainability
Sustainable Development Policies And Sustainable Development
Population, Neo-Malthusianism, Justice And Sustainability
The Precautionary Principle
Sustainable Development And Liberal Democracy
The Global Community And Global Citizenship
Global Citizenship And A Cosmopolitan Ethic
Varieties Of Global Citizenship And Cosmopolitan Ethic
The Common Heritage Of Humankind
Issues Of Global Governance
Global Warming: Principles For A Possible Agreement
Global Problems, Global Ethics And Global Decision-Making
Glossary Of Key Terms
Bibliography
Index

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