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The agrarian vision : sustainability and environmental ethics

Author: Paul B Thompson
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Series: Culture of the land.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As industry and technology proliferate in modern society, sustainability has jumped to the forefront of contemporary political and environmental discussions. The balance between progress and the earth's ability to provide for its inhabitants grows increasingly precarious as we attempt to achieve sustainable development. In The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics, Paul B. Thompson articulates a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thompson, Paul B., 1951-
Agrarian vision.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010
(DLC) 2010007781
(OCoLC)460059252
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Thompson
ISBN: 9780813173818 0813173817 9780813139807 0813139805 1282937669 9781282937666
OCLC Number: 670239072
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 323 p.) : ill.
Contents: Sustainability and environmental philosophy --
The philosophy of farming in America --
Political values and the future of U.S. agriculture --
The moral significance of land: a lesson from The grapes of wrath --
Farming as a focal practice --
Food and community --
Why philosophy matters for agricultural policy; why agricultural policy matters for sustainability --
Sustainability and the social goals of agriculture --
The road to sustainability --
Sustainability as a norm --
Sustainability: what it is and what it is not --
Sustainability, social movements, and hope.
Series Title: Culture of the land.
Responsibility: Paul B. Thompson.

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Articulates a new agrarian philosophy that emphasizes the vital role of agrarianism in modern agricultural practices. Thompson unites concepts of agrarian philosophy, political theory, and  Read more...

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