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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.

Doing Environmental Ethics (Large Print 16pt)

Doing Environmental Ethics (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: Robert Traer
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459600029
  • Category:
  • Page: 748
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Doing Environmental Ethics offers a way to face our ecological crisis that draws on environmental science, economic theory, international law, and religious teachings, as well as philosophical arguments. It engages students in constructing ethical presumptions based on our duty (to other persons and species and also to ecosystems), our character (personal virtues), our relationships (with other persons and nature), and our rights (to sustainable development and a healthy environment). Then it tests these moral presumptions by predicting the likely consequences of acting on them. Readers apply what they have learned to specific 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 as consumers and as citizens. ''What you do matters, '' Robert Traer writes, ''and the person you are also matters. In ethics we look for reasons to explain why this is so. ''

Doing Environmental Ethics

Doing Environmental Ethics

  • Author: Robert Traer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0813347424
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1391
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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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Ethics, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Ethics, 2nd Edition

  • Author: David Ingram, Ph.D.,Jennifer A. Parks, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101458798
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 400
  • View: 5250
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Ethics are more than a personal philosophy. From the crimes of Bernie Madoff to the accusations of war crimes and torture to the massive greed-inspired fraud perpetrated by the financial institutions around the world, this new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Understanding Ethics, Second Edition, helps clarify the history and evolution of ethics and their application to real life in the twenty-first century. ?Covers ethics in such hot button topics as politics, war, medicine, and business and finance ?Features up-to-date ideas on ethical behavior on the Internet when dealing with privacy issues ?Discusses the personal ethics surrounding reproductive 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/

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.

Duties Regarding Nature

Duties Regarding Nature

A Kantian Environmental Ethic

  • Author: Toby Svoboda
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317498437
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 186
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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.

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
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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.

Doing Ethics In A Diverse World

Doing Ethics In A Diverse World

  • Author: Robert Traer,Harlan Stelmach
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • ISBN: 0813343666
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 336
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A pluralist approach to ethics

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

  • Author: Holmes Rolston
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781439903919
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 408
  • View: 1438
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Environmental Ethics is a systematic account of values carried by the natural world, coupled with an inquiry into duties toward animals, plants, species, and ecosystems. A comprehensive philosophy of nature is illustrated by and integrated with numerous actual examples of ethical decisions made in encounters with fauna and flora, endangered species, and threatened ecosystems. The ethics developed is informed throughout by ecological science and evolutionary biology, with attention to the logic of moving from what is in nature to what ought to be. The ethical theory is applied in detail to social, public, and business policy. Written in an engaging style, using diagrams and figures as well as numerous case studies, Environmental Ethics prods the reader into concrete application and invites reader participation in the ethical discussions. The ethics concludes by exploring the historical experiences of personal residence in a surrounding environment. Here is an adventure into what it means to live as responsible human beings in the community of life on Earth. In the series Ethics and Action, edited by Tom Regan.

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
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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.

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

Intercultural Perspectives

  • Author: King-Tak Ip
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042025956
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 178
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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.

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: 9780887069512
  • 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.

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: 3986
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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.

Environmental Education, Ethics & Action

Environmental Education, Ethics & Action

A Workbook to Get Started

  • Author: Bob Jickling
  • Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
  • ISBN: 9789280726565
  • Category: Environmental education
  • Page: 48
  • View: 1387
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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.

Mexican Americans and the Environment

Mexican Americans and the Environment

Tierra Y Vida

  • Author: Devon Gerardo Pe–a
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 9780816522118
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
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Mexican Americans have traditionally had a strong land ethic, believing that humans must respect la tierra because it is the source of la vida. As modern market forces exploit the earth, communities struggle to control their own ecological futures, and several studies have recorded that Mexican Americans are more impacted by environmental injustices than are other national-origin groups. In our countryside, agricultural workers are poisoned by pesticides, while farmers have lost ancestral lands to expropriation. And in our polluted inner cities, toxic wastes sicken children in their very playgrounds and homes. This book addresses the struggle for environmental justice, grassroots democracy, and a sustainable society from a variety of Mexican American perspectives. It draws on the ideas and experiences of people from all walks of lifeÑactivists, farmworkers, union organizers, land managers, educators, and many othersÑwho provide a clear overview of the most critical ecological issues facing Mexican-origin people today. The text is organized to first provide a general introduction to ecology, from both scientific and political perspectives. It then presents an environmental history for Mexican-origin people on both sides of the border, showing that the ecologically sustainable Norte–o land use practices were eroded by the conquest of El Norte by the United States. It finally offers a critique of the principal schools of American environmentalism and introduces the organizations and struggles of Mexican Americans in contemporary ecological politics. Devon Pe–a contrasts tenets of radical environmentalism with the ecological beliefs and grassroots struggles of Mexican-origin people, then shows how contemporary environmental justice struggles in Mexican American communities have challenged dominant concepts of environmentalism. Mexican Americans and the Environment is a didactically sound text that introduces students to the conceptual vocabularies of ecology, culture, history, and politics as it tells how competing ideas about nature have helped shape land use and environmental policies. By demonstrating that any consideration of environmental ethics is incomplete without taking into account the experiences of Mexican Americans, it clearly shows students that ecology is more than nature study but embraces social issues of critical importance to their own lives.

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.

A Darwinian Worldview

A Darwinian Worldview

Sociobiology, Environmental Ethics and the Work of Edward O. Wilson

  • Author: Brian Baxter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317188462
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 208
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Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is considered in its application to human beings in this book. Brian Baxter examines the various sociobiological approaches to the explanation of human behaviour which view the human brain, and so the human mind, as the product of evolution, and considers the main arguments for and against this claim. In so doing he defends the approaches against some common criticisms, such as the charge that they are reductionist and dehumanising. The implications of these arguments for the social sciences and humanities are assessed, as is the naturalistic view of ethics to which they lead. A key issue examined in the book is the connection between this Darwinist perspective on human beings and modern environmental ethics, which also often assume that human beings are part of an evolved living world. The implications of these positions for the meaningfulness of human life are also examined. Throughout the discussion the positions in sociobiology and environmental ethics developed by Edward O. Wilson are taken as an exemplar of the characteristic features of a Darwinian worldview, and the arguments of Wilson and his chief critics are thoroughly examined.