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Doing Environmental Ethics

Doing Environmental Ethics

  • Author: Robert Traer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429974922
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 400
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Doing Environmental Ethics faces our ecological crisis by drawing on environmental science, economic theory, international law, and religious teachings, as well as philosophical arguments. It engages students in constructing ethical presumptions based on arguments for duty, character, relationships, and rights, and then tests these moral presumptions by predicting the likely consequences of acting on them. Students apply what they learn to policy issues discussed in the final part of the book: sustainable consumption, environmental policy, clean air and water, agriculture, managing public lands, urban ecology, and climate change. Questions after each chapter and a worksheet aid readers in deciding how to live more responsibly. The second edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in environmental ethics, including sustainable practices of corporations, environmental NGO actions, and rainforest certification programs. This edition also gives greater emphasis to environmental justice, Rawls, and ecofeminism. Revised study questions concern application and analysis, and new 'Decisions' inserts invite students to analyze evaluate current environmental issues.

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

The Big Questions

  • Author: David R. Keller
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405176393
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 581
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Through a series of multidisciplinary readings, Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions contextualizes environmental ethics within the history of Western intellectual tradition and traces the development of theory since the 1970s. Includes an extended introduction that provides an historical and thematic introduction to the field of environmental ethics Features a selection of brief original essays on why to study environmental ethics by leaders in the field Contextualizes environmental ethics within the history of the Western intellectual tradition by exploring anthropocentric (human–centered) and nonanthropocentric precedents Offers an interdisciplinary approach to the field by featuring seminal work from eminent philosophers, biologists, ecologists, historians, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, nature writers, business writers, and others Designed to be used with a web–site which contains a continuously updated archive of case studies: http://environmentalethics.info/

An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management

An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management

  • Author: Dibyendu Sarkar,Rupali Datta,Avinandan Mukherjee,Robyn Hannigan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118744357
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 624
  • View: 6054
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Covers the most recent topics in the field of environmental management and provides a broad focus on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of environmental management Provides an up-to-date survey of the field from the perspective of different disciplines Covers the topic of environmental management from multiple perspectives, namely, natural sciences, engineering, business, social sciences, and methods and tools perspectives Combines both academic rigor and practical approach through literature reviews and theories and examples and case studies from diverse geographic areas and policy domains Explores local and global issues of environmental management and analyzes the role of various contributors in the environmental management process Chapter contents are appropriately demonstrated with numerous pictures, charts, graphs, and tables, and accompanied by a detailed reference list for further readings

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics

  • Author: Stephen M. Gardiner,Allen Thompson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199941335
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 593
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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

Environmental Ethics and Sustainability

Environmental Ethics and Sustainability

A Casebook for Environmental Professionals

  • Author: Hal Taback,Ram Ramanan
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466584211
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 268
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Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: A Casebook for Environmental Professionals introduces a decision-making model constructed from the viewpoint that ethics are not about the way things are, but about the way things should be. The first part of the book covers natural human instincts, human attitude, treatment of other species and the natural world, and fundamental concepts in environmental decision making in the public policy arena. It also provides insight and specifics on how to develop an ethics culture in an organization as well as conduct an environmental ethics education program that trains leaders, professionals, and students. The second part of the book identifies and deals with numerous dilemmas in a case-study format, offers options, tests ethical values, and offers practice to the environmental professionals in making the right choice and evaluating the justification for those decisions. The authors of this book explore the notion that doing the right thing is not a natural human instinct, and that the techniques needed for resolving an ethical dilemma require training. The book defines ethics as "the difference between what a person has the right to do and the right thing to do!" It details a framework for understanding and resolving various ethical claims and concentrates on providing hands-on practical training for environmental practitioners and students aspiring to become environmental leaders and professionals.

Pragmatist Ethics for a Technological Culture

Pragmatist Ethics for a Technological Culture

  • Author: F.W. Jozef Keulartz,Michiel Korthals,M. Schermer,T.E. Swierstra
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401003017
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 264
  • View: 3861
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Our technological culture has an extremely dynamic character: old ways of reproducing ourselves, managing nature and keeping animals are continually replaced by new ones; norms and values with respect to our bodies, food production, health care and environmental protection are regularly being put up for discussion. This constantly confronts us with new moral problems and dilemmas. In discussion with other approaches this book argues that pragmatism, with its strong emphasis on the interaction between technology and values, gives us both procedural help and stresses the importance of living and cooperating together in tackling these problems and dilemmas. The issues in this book include the interaction of technology and ethics, the status of pragmatism, the concept of practice, and discourse ethics and deliberative democracy. It has an interactive design, with original contributions alternating with critical comments. The book is of interest for students, scholars and policymakers in the fields of bioethics, animal ethics, environmental ethics, pragmatist philosophy and science and technology studies.

Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought

Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought

Essays in Environmental Philosophy

  • Author: J. Baird Callicott,Roger T. Ames
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791498395
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 335
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Here, Western environmental philosophers and some of our most distinguished representatives of Asian and comparative philosophy critically consider what Asia has to offer. The first section provides an ecological world view as a basis for comparison. Subsequent sections include chapters by leading contemporary scholars in Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Buddhist thought that explore the Western perception of Asian traditions—the perception that Asian philosophy is a rich conceptual resource for contemporary environmental thinkers.

Exploring Life Science

Exploring Life Science

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
  • ISBN: 9780761471394
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 880
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Grade level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, s, t.

A New Environmental Ethics

A New Environmental Ethics

The Next Millennium for Life on Earth

  • Author: Holmes Rolston III
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113663990X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
  • View: 2407
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No one looking ahead at the middle of the last century could have foreseen the extent and the importance of the ensuing environmental crises. Now, more than a decade into the next century, no one can ignore it. A New Environmental Ethics: the Next Millennium for Life on Earth offers clear, powerful, and oftentimes moving thoughts from one of the first and most respected philosophers to write on the environment. Rolston, an early and leading pioneer in studying the moral relationship between humans and the earth, surveys the full spectrum of approaches in the field of environmental ethics. This book, however, is not simply a judicious overview. Instead, it offers critical assessments of contemporary academic accounts and draws on a lifetime of research and experience to suggest an outlook for the future. As a result, this focused, forward-looking analysis will be a necessary complement to any balanced textbook or anthology in environmental ethics, and will teach its readers to be responsible global citizens, and residents of their landscape, helping ensure that the future we have will be the one we wish for.

Character and Environment

Character and Environment

A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics

  • Author: Ronald L. Sandler
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231511868
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 216
  • View: 1576
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Virtue ethics is now widely recognized as an alternative to Kantian and consequentialist ethical theories. However, moral philosophers have been slow to bring virtue ethics to bear on topics in applied ethics. Moreover, environmental virtue ethics is an underdeveloped area of environmental ethics. Although environmental ethicists often employ virtue-oriented evaluation (such as respect, care, and love for nature) and appeal to role models (such as Henry Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson) for guidance, environmental ethics has not been well informed by contemporary work on virtue ethics. With Character and Environment, Ronald Sandler remedies each of these deficiencies by bringing together contemporary work on virtue ethics with contemporary work on environmental ethics. He demonstrates the many ways that any ethic of character can and should be informed by environmental considerations. He also develops a pluralistic virtue-oriented environmental ethic that accommodates the richness and complexity of our relationship with the natural environment and provides effective and nuanced guidance on environmental issues. These projects have implications not only for environmental ethics and virtue ethics but also for moral philosophy more broadly. Ethical theories must be assessed on their theoretical and practical adequacy with respect to all aspects of the human ethical situation: personal, interpersonal, and environmental. To the extent that virtue-oriented ethical theory in general, and Sandler's version of it in particular, provides a superior environmental ethic to other ethical theories, it is to be preferred not just as an environmental ethic but also as an ethical theory. Character and Environment will engage any reader with an interest in environmental ethics, virtue ethics, or moral philosophy.

Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology, and Natural Selection

Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology, and Natural Selection

Suffering and Responsibility

  • Author: Lisa Sideris
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023152949X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 328
  • View: 8855
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In the last few decades, religious and secular thinkers have tackled the world's escalating environmental crisis by attempting to develop an ecological ethic that is both scientifically accurate and free of human-centered preconceptions. This groundbreaking study shows that many of these environmental ethicists continue to model their positions on romantic, pre-Darwinian concepts that disregard the predatory and cruelly competitive realities of the natural world. Examining the work of such influential thinkers as James Gustafson, Sallie McFague, Rosemary Radford Ruether, John Cobb, Peter Singer, and Holmes Rolston, Sideris proposes a more realistic ethic that combines evolutionary theory with theological insight, advocates a minimally interventionist stance toward nature, and values the processes over the products of the natural world.

Duties Regarding Nature

Duties Regarding Nature

A Kantian Environmental Ethic

  • Author: Toby Svoboda
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317498437
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 186
  • View: 1955
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In this book, Toby Svoboda develops and defends a Kantian environmental virtue ethic, challenging the widely-held view that Kant's moral philosophy has little to offer environmental ethics. On the contrary, Svoboda contends that on Kantian grounds, there is good moral reason to care about non-human organisms in their own right and to value their flourishing independently of human interests, since doing so is constitutive of certain (environmental) virtues. Svoboda argues that Kant’s account of indirect duties regarding nature can ground a compelling environmental ethic: the Kantian duty to develop morally virtuous dispositions strictly proscribes unnecessarily harming organisms, and it also gives us moral reason to act in ways that benefit such organisms. Svoboda’s account engages the recent literature on environmental virtue (including Rosalind Hursthouse, Philip Cafaro, Ronald Sandler, Thomas Hill, and Louke van Wensveen) and provides an original argument for an environmental ethic firmly rooted in Kant’s moral philosophy.

Handbook for Environmental Risk Decision Making

Handbook for Environmental Risk Decision Making

Values, Perceptions, and Ethics

  • Author: C. Richard Cothern
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420048735
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 432
  • View: 6967
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This handbook describes the broad aspects of risk management involving scientific policy judgment, uncertainty analysis, perception considerations, statistical insights, and strategic thinking. This book presents all the important concepts to enable the reader to "see the big picture." This ability is extremely important - it allows the decision maker or strategic environmental planner to understand and cope with a wide variety of complex and interlinked pieces of information and data. The text presents environmental problems and, whenever applicable, the methodology required to reach a successful solution. Decisions and policies are examined. The book covers numerous objective and subjective components of environmental risk decision making. It details quantitative and comparative risk, and investigates the cost and feasibility of different decisions. Social pressures, safety, and political, religious, ethical, and psychological issues are addressed. How to evaluate the potential impact on the quality of life also is discussed. Any company doing risk assessment, risk management, or risk communication, as well as those doing environmental decision making will find this reference to be invaluable. It is also suitable as a text for courses in environmental management, environmental science, and risk assessment in the areas of risk management and strategic environmental planning.

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

Intercultural Perspectives

  • Author: King-Tak Ip
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042025956
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 178
  • View: 4036
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This book shows that environmental protection is a global concern that must enlist all of humanity¿s cultural, religious, and moral resources. The nine essays in this volume explore the foundations of environmental ethics in the Western philosophical tradition as well as from the perspectives of Christianity, Islam, Daoism, and Buddhism and propose morally responsible attitudes towards nature and the environment.

Humans in Nature

Humans in Nature

The World As We Find It and the World As We Create It

  • Author: Gregory E. Kaebnick
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199347239
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 272
  • View: 469
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Contemporary debates over issues as wide-ranging as the protection of wildernesses and endangered species, the spread of genetically modified organisms, the emergence of synthetic biology, and the advance of human enhancement, all of which seem to spin into deeper and more baffling questions with every change in the news cycle, often circle back to the same fundamental question: should there be limits to the human alteration of the natural world? A growing number of people view the human capacity to alter natural states of affairs -- from formerly wild spaces and things around us to crops and livestock to our own human nature -- as cause for moral alarm. That reaction raises a number of perplexing philosophical questions, however: Can we identify "natural" states of affairs at all? Does the idea of being morally concerned about the human relationship to nature make any sense? Should such a concern influence public policy and politics, or should government stay strenuously neutral on such matters? Through a study of moral debates about the environment, agricultural biotechnology, synthetic biology, and human enhancement, Gregory E. Kaebnick, a research scholar at The Hastings Center and editor of the Hastings Center Report, argues that concerns about the human alteration of nature can be legitimate and serious, but also that they are complex, contestable, and of limited political force. Kaebnick defends attempts to identify "natural" states of affairs by disentangling the nature/artifact distinction from metaphysical hoariness. Drawing on David Hume, he also defends moral standards for the human relationship to nature, arguing that they, and moral standards generally, should be understood as grounded in what Hume called the "passions." Yet what counts as "natural" can be delineated only roughly, he concludes, and moral standards for interaction with nature are less a matter of obligation than of ideals. Kaebnick also concludes, drawing on an interpretation of the liberal principle of neutrality, that government may support those standards but must be careful not to enforce them. Thus Kaebnick looks for a middle way on debates that have tended toward polarization. "As differences between nature and artifact become steadily less substantial, problems about preservation run to the core of how people can make sense of themselves, of each other, and of our shared world. Kaebnick's solutions are creative and compelling, theoretically elegant and politically practical. Providing distinctive ways forward, when much academic and policy discussion seems exhausted, his book demands wide attention. In return, it inspires hope." - James Nelson, Michigan State University

Judaism and Environmental Ethics

Judaism and Environmental Ethics

A Reader

  • Author: Martin D. Yaffe
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739101186
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 422
  • View: 394
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On classical Judaism and environmental crisis Jeremy Cohen -- The Hebrew view of nature E.l. Allen -- Concepts of nature in the Hebrew Bible Jeanne Kay - The forestry of the prophets Aldo Leopold -- The agricultural and ecological symbolism of the four species of Sukkot Arthur Scheffer -- Judaism and the practice of stewardship David Ehrenfeld and Philip J. Bently -- Man and nature in the Sabbatical Year Gerald Blidstein -- Commentary on the book of Genesis, Chapter 1 Robert D. Sacks -- Our Covenant with stones : a Jewish ecology of earth Bradley Shavit Artson -- Created in the image of God : humanity and divinity in an age of enivronmentalis Lawrence Troster -- Is Gaia Jewish? finding a framework for radical ecology in traditional Judaism Eric Roseblum -- "One, walking and studying ..." : nature vs. Torah Jeremy Benstein -- Bal Tashchit : a Jewish Environmental precept Eilon Schwartz -- Contemporary problems in ethics from a Jewish perspective Hans Jonas -- The unnatural Jew Steven S. Schwarzschild Some thoughts on nature and Judaism David Ehrenfeld and Joan G. Ehrenfeld -- Comments on the unnatural Jew Jeanne Kay -- Judaism and the sanctification of nature Michael Wyschnogrod -- Judaism and nature : theological and moral issues to consider while renegotiating a Jewish relationship to the natural world Eilon Schwartz Nature's healing power, the Holocaust, and the environmental crisis Eric Katz -- Ethical issues of animal welfare in Jewish thought Ze'ev Levy -- Judaism and animal experimentation J. David Bleich -- Vegetarianism and Judaism J. David Bleich -- Sanctified eating Leon R. Kass.

Theology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics

Theology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics

From Creatio Ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius

  • Author: Whitney Bauman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135839883
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
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Winner of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, 2009 This book argues that the Christian doctrine of creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing) sets up a support system for a "logic of domination" toward human and earth others. Conceptually inspired by the work of theologian Catherine Keller and feminist philosopher of the environment Val Plumwood, it follows a genealogical method in examining how the concept of creation out of nothing materializes in the world throughout different periods in the history of the Christian West.

Nature

Nature

An Environmental Cosmology

  • Author: Joseph Grange
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791433478
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 272
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Provides a set of normative measure sto assess the value of nature and proposes the new discipline of foundational ecology as a response to environmental crisis.

Environmental Ethics and the Global Marketplace

Environmental Ethics and the Global Marketplace

  • Author: Dorinda G. Dallmeyer,Albert F. Ike
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820320038
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 184
  • View: 3106
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The global market is the largest and most powerful socioeconomic institution on the planet, and as such it demands that those who desire to benefit from it or those who seek to regulate it realize the economic and environmental consequences of their actions. The contributors to Environmental Ethics and the Global Marketplace argue that the health of the environment is inextricably linked to the health of the economy, and economic strength depends on the preservation of environmental values. Ultimately, economic and environmental sciences must merge more completely if we are to arrive at ethically justified principles as the basis for national and international environmental policy process, enabling environmental ethics to move beyond academic venues into domestic and international decision making.

Practical Environmental Ethics

Practical Environmental Ethics

  • Author: A. Pablo Iannone
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351497286
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 274
  • View: 6114
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This essential volume for professionals and academics proposes a new approach to environmental ethics and to environmental policymaking in particular. All too frequently, policy makers focus only on what ends should ideally be pursued, ignoring whether the means have any negative unintended consequences. Such approaches tend to have a focus on consequentialist, deontological, virtue-cantered, or care-based theories which makes them too singularly-minded. They are not suitable for dealing with the complexities of life and, especially, environmental policy making. Practical Environmental Ethics distinguishes between cases in which entire ecosystems are at risk, threatening entire societies where collective consequences take precedence and cases in which whole ecosystems are not at risk where individual rights or duties take precedence. In doing this, Iannone discusses environmental controversies not only philosophically, but in the complex contexts at work within policy-making and decision-making communities. This allows for consideration of crucial concepts used in morality, biology, technology, business, economics, politics, and philosophy. Relying on numerous actual environmental cases, Iannone helps formulate realistic ways of logically and ethically determining how environmental controversies should be addressed. Ultimately, he proposes solutions that policy makers and anyone interested in this topic may utilize to clarify environmental issues and determine how to best deal with them for the greater good.