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Environmental ethics : an introduction to environmental philosophy

Author: Joseph R DesJardins
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Thomson Learning, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R DesJardins
ISBN: 0534519660 9780534519667
OCLC Number: 44868877
Description: 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Science, Ethics, and the Environment 2 --
Discussion: Technological Solutions to Environmental Problems 2 --
1.1 Introduction: Why Philosophy? 5 --
1.2 Science and Ethics 7 --
1.3 What Is Environmental Ethics? 11 --
Chapter 2 Ethical Theory and the Environment 15 --
Discussion: Individual Rights and Social Goods 15 --
2.2 Why Ethical Theory? 19 --
2.3 Ethical Relativism 20 --
2.4 Natural Law--The Tradition of Teleology 22 --
2.5 Utilitarian Tradition 26 --
2.6 Deontology: An Ethics of Duty and Rights 29 --
2.7 Social Justice and Property Rights 31 --
Part II Environmental Ethics as Applied Ethics 37 --
Chapter 3 Ethics and Economics: The Cases of Forests and Pollution 38 --
Discussion: Development Versus Preservation 38 --
3.2 Forests: Conservation or Preservation? 41 --
3.3 Managing the National Forests 43 --
3.4 Pollution and Economics 48 --
3.5 Ethical Issues in Economic Analysis 51 --
3.6 Cost-Benefit Analysis 53 --
3.7 Ethical Analysis and Environmental Economics 55 --
3.8 Sustainable Economics 60 --
Chapter 4 Responsibilities to Future Generations: Population and Consumption 67 --
Discussion: Population and Consumption 67 --
4.2 Population, Consumption, and Ethics 69 --
4.3 Do We Have Responsibilities to Future Generations? 72 --
4.4 Responsibilities to the Future: Utilitarian Happiness 76 --
4.5 Responsibilities to the Future: The Rights of Future People 79 --
4.6 Responsibilities to the Future: Caring for the Future 82 --
4.7 Do We Consume Too Much? 86 --
4.8 Conclusion: Sustainable Living--Now and in the Future 88 --
Chapter 5 Responsibilities to the Natural World: From Anthropocentric to Nonanthropocentric Ethics 93 --
Discussion: Mass Extinctions 93 --
5.2 Moral Standing in the Western Tradition 95 --
5.3 Early Environmental Ethics: Passmore and Blackstone 98 --
5.4 Moral Standing: The Recent Debate 103 --
5.5 Do Trees Have Standing? 106 --
Chapter 6 Responsibilities to the Natural World: The Case for Animals 112 --
Discussion: Animal Research and Factory Farming 112 --
6.2 Peter Singer and the Animal Liberation Movement 114 --
6.3 Tom Regan and Animal Rights 116 --
6.4 Ethical Implications of Animal Welfare 118 --
6.5 Criticisms 119 --
Part III Theories of Environmental Ethics 127 --
Chapter 7 Biocentric Ethics and the Inherent Value of Life 128 --
Discussion: Biodiversity 128 --
7.2 Instrumental Value and Intrinsic Value 131 --
7.3 Biocentric Ethics and the Reverence for Life 135 --
7.4 Ethics and Character 137 --
7.5 Taylor's Biocentric Ethics 139 --
7.6 Practical Implications 143 --
7.7 Challenges and Developments 145 --
Chapter 8 Ecology, Wilderness, and Ethics 152 --
Discussion: Fires and Wilderness Management: The Cases of Yellowstone and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness 152 --
8.2 Wilderness Ideal 156 --
8.3 Wilderness "Myth": The Contemporary Debate 161 --
8.4 From Ecology to Philosophy 167 --
8.5 From Ecology to Ethics 174 --
8.6 Varieties of Holism 176 --
Chapter 9 Land Ethic 181 --
Discussion: A Place for Predators 181 --
9.2 Land Ethic 186 --
9.3 Leopold's Holism 190 --
9.4 Criticisms of the Land Ethic: Facts and Values 192 --
9.5 Criticisms of the Land Ethic: Holistic Ethics 195 --
9.6 Callicott's Revisions 201 --
Chapter 10 Deep Ecology 210 --
Discussion: Environmental Activism: Legal and Illegal 210 --
10.2 Deep Ecology Platform 214 --
10.3 Ecology and Ecophilosophy 215 --
10.4 Metaphysical Ecology 217 --
10.5 From Metaphysics to Ethics 220 --
10.6 Self-Realization and Biocentric Equality 224 --
10.7 Criticisms 227 --
Chapter 11 Social Ecology and Ecofeminism 232 --
Discussion: The World Bank Memo and the Chipko Movement 232 --
11.2 Theories of Social Justice 237 --
11.3 Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism 240 --
11.4 Murray Bookchin's Social Ecology 243 --
11.5 Critical Reflections 246 --
11.6 Ecofeminism: Making Connections 249 --
11.7 Ecofeminism: Recent Developments 253 --
Epilogue: Pluralism and Pragmatism 262.
Responsibility: Joseph R. Des Jardins.
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