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Environmental Ethics An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0534520847

ISBN-13: 9780534520847

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Joseph R. Des Jardins

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How can you use philosophical to make progress toward solving environmental problems? ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY introduces you to ethical theory in new and easily understood ways. But most of all, this environmental ethics textbook shows you how we can work together to build a better future.
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Book details

List price: $183.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Basic Concepts
Science, Ethics and the Environment
Discussion: Technological Solutions to Environmental Problems
Introduction: Why Philosophy?
Science and Ethics
What Is Environmental Ethics?
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Ethical Theory and the Environment
Discussion
Introduction
Why Ethical Theory?
Ethical Relativism
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
Religious Environmental Ethics
Summary and Conclusions. Notes. Discussion Questions. Further Reading
Environmental Ethics as Applied Ethics
Ethics and Economics: Managing Public Lands
Discussion: Development versus Preservation
Introduction
Forests: 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
Further Reading
Responsibilities to Future Generations: Sustainable Development
Discussion: Population and Consumption
Introduction
Population, Consumption, and Environmental Ethics
Do We Have Responsibilities to Future Generations?
What Do We Owe Future Generations?
Sustainable Development: Economics and Consumption
Conclusion: Sustainable Living: Now and in the Future
Notes
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Responsibilities to the Natural World: From Anthropocentric to Nonanthropocentric Ethics
Discussion: Animal Research and Factory Farming
Introduction
Moral Standing in the Western Tradition
Early Environmental Ethics: Passmore and Blackstone
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. Further Reading
Theories of Environmental Ethics
Biocentric Ethics and the Inherent Value of Life
Discussion: Biodiversity
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
Further Reading
Wilderness, Ecology, and Ethics
Discussion: Wilderness Management: The Cases of Yellowstone and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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
Further Reading
The Land Ethic
Discussion: A Place for Predators
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
Further Reading
Deep Ecology
Discussion: Eco-philosophy as religion
Introduction
The Deep Ecology Platform
Ecology and Ecophilosophy
Metaphysical Ecology
From Metaphysics to Ethics
Self-Realization and Biocentric Equality
Criticisms
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Environmental Justice and Social Ecology
Discussion: Exporting Toxic Wastes: The World Bank Memo
Introduction
Theories of Social Justice
Property Rights and Justice
Environmental Ju