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Character and Environment A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics

ISBN-10: 0231141076

ISBN-13: 9780231141079

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ronald L. Sandler, R. L. Sandler

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Ronald Sandler is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Virtue-Oriented Alternative?
Character and Environmental Ethics
Overview
What Makes a Character Trait a Virtue?
Identifying Environmental Virtue
The Naturalistic Assumption
The Natural Goodness Approach
The Life Form of the Species Perspective
The Aspects Evaluated
The Ends Constitutive of Human Flourishing
The Pluralistic Teleological Account
Conclusion
The Environment and Human Flourishing
Moral Considerability
Environmental Virtue
Agent Flourishing
Human Flourishing
Consumptive Dispositions
Conclusion
The Environment Itself
Respect for Nature?
Individual Organisms
Recasting Respect
Differential Compassion
Environmental Collectives
Land Virtues
Conclusion
Environmental Decision Making
Virtue-Oriented Principles of Right Action
Against Qualified Agent Principles
Against Ideal Observer Principles
Target Principles
The Agent-Relative Target Principle
Decision Making
Environmental Decision Making
Conclusion
The Virtue-Oriented Approach and Environmental Ethics
The Case for the Virtue-Oriented Approach
Pluralisms
Adequacy in Environmental Ethics
Is the Virtue-Oriented Approach Pragmatic?
Conclusion
A Virtue-Oriented Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops
Genetically Modified Crops
Environmental Goods
Respect
Hubris
Implications
The Future
Conclusion
Conclusion: A Virtue-Oriented Alternative
Work Done
Work Ahead
Notes
Bibliography
Index