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A case study in Thomistic environmental ethics : the ecological crisis in the Loess Hills of Iowa

Author: Robert L Grant
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
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Applies the philosophical/theological thought of Thomas Aquinas to issues of environmental ethics, specifically in relation to the restoration and preservation of the plains of the Loess Hills in  Read more...

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Grant, Robert L.
Case study in Thomistic environmental ethics.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)712595146
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas (von Aquin)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Grant
ISBN: 9780773454163 0773454160
OCLC Number: 123766956
Description: iii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Loess Hills mixed grass prairie --
Natural history of the Hills --
Human impact on the Loess Hills --
Natural teleology --
Environmentalism in the Loess Hills --
Making use of the Loess Hills resources --
The evolution of environmental ethics --
Thoreau's ambiguous legacy --
Muir, Leopold, Carson, White --
Hans Jonas' ethic of responsibility --
Ecocentrism & anthropocentrism --
Philosophical ecocentrism --
Deep ecology --
Process philosophy --
Non-western approach --
Holists --
Interpreters of Greek philosophy --
Theological ecocentrism --
Judeo-Christian tradition --
Theological liberationists --
Eco-feminism & Rosemary Radford Reuther --
Philosophical anthropocentrism --
Early voices --
Aesthetics --
Political theorists --
Theological anthropocentrism --
Protestant theology --
Catholic theology --
John Paul II & Catholic magisterium --
Magisterial teaching prior to John Paul II --
John Paul II --
American bishops --
Nature & the good in Thomas Aquinas --
The bonum naturalis in the cosmology --
The bonum naturalis & connaturalis in the treatise on the law --
The bonum naturalis in the treatise on the law --
Natural law and the Ulpian School --
Strong Ulpians --
Weak Ulpians --
Thomas Aquinas and natural law --
The bonum naturalis --
The bonum connaturalis in the treatise on the law --
Ciceronian School & Thomas Aquinas --
The bonum connaturalis in the virtues --
The passions --
The moral virtues and the bonum connaturalis --
The bonum supernaturalis --
Eudaimonistic environmental ethic --
Three goods as a critique of eco- and anthropocentrism --
Three goods as the basis of new environmental ethic --
Jonas and Thomas --
An environmentalist's use of Thomas' terms --
The good and nature --
Nature as --
Teleology --
Rural ecoregionalism --
Ecoregionalism --
How ought the natural resources of the Loess Hills be used? --
How should the native prairies of the Loess Hills be saved? --
How might the humans express caritas for the Hills? --
What would Loess Hills eco-regionalism look like? --
Conclusion: Eudaimonistic ecoregionalism extended.
Responsibility: Robert L. Grant ; with a foreword by Steven Bouma-Prediger.
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