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Environmental Ethics

ISBN-10: 1133049974
ISBN-13: 9781133049975
Edition: 5th 2013
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List price: $146.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, FIFTH EDITION offers brief yet wide-ranging introduction to issues of environmental ethics and major schools of thought in the field. A discussion of basic concepts in ethical theory in Part I is followed by an application of these thoughts across a variety of major environmental problems (such as pollution, population, animals) in Part II. Part III introduces students to the major theories of environmental ethics in particular (including biocentrism, ecofeminism, and the land ethic). The final chapter offers a pragmatic approach to reconciling philosophical perspectives as a means to making progress in solving environmental problems.

Preface
Basic Concepts
Science, Politics, and Ethics
Discussion: Global Climate Change
Discussion Topics
Introduction: Why Philosophy?
Science and Ethics
Philosophy, Politics, and Ethical Relativism
Environmental Ethics: An Overview
Summary
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Ethical Theories and the Environment
Discussion: Why Protect Endangered Species?
Discussion Topics
Introduction
Philosophial Ethics: Getting Comfortable with the Topic
The Natural Law Tradition-Teleology and Virtues
Contemporary Perspectives on Teleology
The Utilitarian Tradition
Contemporary Perspectives on Utilitarianism
Deontology: An Ethics of Duty and Rights
Contemporary Perspectives on Deontological Ethics
Environmental Ethics and Religious Principles
The Good of God's Creation
Finding the Divine in Nature
The Ultimate Respect for and Value of Life
Social Justice Ministries
Stewardship
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Environmental Ethics as Applied Ethics
Ethics and Economics: Managing Public Lands
Discussion: BP's Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Discussion Topics
Introduction
Conservation or Preservation?
Managing the National Forests
Pollution and Economics
Ethical Issues in Economic Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Ethical Analysis and Environmental Economics
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Sustainability and Responsibilities to the Future
Discussion: Sustainability: Fad or Future?
Discussion Topics
Introduction
Do We Have Responsibilities to Future Generations?
What do We Owe Future Generations?
Consumption and Sustainable Development
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Responsibilities to the Natural World: From Anthropocentric to Nonanthropocentric Ethics
Discussion: Industrial Farming: Mass Producing Animals as Food
Discussion Topics
Introduction
Moral Standing in the Western Tradition
Early Environmental Ethics
Moral Standing
Do Trees Have Standing?
Peter Singer and the Animal Liberation Movement
Tom Regan and Animal Rights
Ethical Implications of Animal Welfare
Critical Challenges
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Theories of Environmental Ethics
Biocentric Ethics and the Inherent Value of Life
Discussion: Synthetic Biology and the Value of Life
Discussion Topics
Introduction
Instrumental Value and Intrinsic Value
Biocentric Ethics and the Reverence for Life
Ethics and Character
Taylor's Biocentric Ethics
Practical Implications
Challenges and Developments
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Wilderness, Ecology, and Ethics
Discussion: Wilderness Management: Fighting Fires in Yellowstone
Discussion Topics
Introduction
The Wilderness Ideal
The Wilderness "Myth": The Contemporary Debate
From Ecology to Philosophy
From Ecology to Ethics
Varieties of Holism
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
The Land Ethic
Discussion: Hunting, Ethics, and the Environment
Discussion Topics
Introduction
The Land Ethic
Leopold's Holism
Criticisms of the Land Ethic: Facts and Values
Criticisms of the Land Ethic: Holistic Ethics
Callicott's Revisions
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Radical Environmental Philosophy: Deep Ecology and Ecofeminism
Discussion: Environmental Activism or Ecoterrorism?
Discussion Topics
Introduction
Deep Ecology
The Deep Ecology Platform
Metaphysical Ecology
From Metaphysics to Ethics
Self-Realization And Biocentric Equality
Criticisms of Deep Ecology
Ecofeminism: Making Connections
Ecofeminism: Recent Developments
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Environmental Justice and Social Ecology
Discussion: Environmental Refugees
Discussion Topics
Introduction
Property Rights and Libertarian Justice
Justice as Fairness
Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism
Murray Bookchin's Social Ecology
Critical Reflections
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Pluralism, Pragmatism, and Sustainability
Discussion: Carbon Mitigation and Stabilization Wedges
Discussion Topics
Introduction: Agreement and Disagreement in Environmental Ethics
Moral Pluralism and Moral Monism
Environmental Pragmatism
Conclusion: Sustainability Revisited
Notes
Global Environmental Ethics Watch
Glossary
Index

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