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Environmental ethics

Author: Michael Boylan
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The second edition of Environmental Ethics combines a strong theoretical foundation with applications to some of the most pressing environmental problems. Through a mix of classic and new essays, it discusses applied issues such as pollution, climate change, animal rights, biodiversity, and sustainability."--Pub. desc.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Boylan
ISBN: 9781118494721 1118494725 9781118657935 1118657934 9781118657980 1118657985
OCLC Number: 841227223
Description: xv, 400 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Theoretical background --
1. Ethical reasoning / Michael Boylan --
2. The self in context : a grounding for environmentalism / Michael Boylan --
Evaluating a case study: developing a practical ethical viewpoint --
3. Worldview arguments for environmentalism --
A. The land ethic and deep ecology: --
The land ethic / Aldo Leopold --
The shallow and the deep, long-range ecology movement: a summary / Arne Naess --
What is social ecology? / Murray Bookchin --
B. Eco-feminism and social justice: --
Ecofeminism and feminist theory / Carolyn Merchant --
The power and the promise of ecological feminism / Karen J. Warren --
Patently wrong: the commercialization of life forms / Wanda Teays --
C. Aesthetics: --
Aesthetics and the value of nature / Janna Thompson --
Worldview and the value-duty link to environmental ethics / Michael Boylan --
Evaluating a case study: finding the conflicts --
4. Anthropocentric versus biocentric justifications --
A. Anthropocentric justifications: --
Human rights and future generations / Alan Gewirth --
Environmental values, anthropocentricism and speciesism / Onora O'Neill --
B. Biocentric justifications: --
Environmental ethics: values in and duties to the natural world / Holmes Rolston III --
Respect for nature: a theory of environmental ethics / Paul W. Taylor --
C. Searching the middle: --
Reconciling anthropocentric and nonanthropocentric environmental ethics / James P. Sterba --
On the reconciliation of anthropocentric and nonanthropocentric environmental ethics / Brian K Steverson --
Reconciliation reaffirmed: a reply to Steverson / James P. Sterba --
Evaluating a case study: assessing embedded levels --
pt. II. Applied environmental problems --
5. Pollution and climate change --
A. Air and water pollution: --
Blue water / Michael Boylan --
Polluting and unpolluting / Benjamin Hale --
Moral valuation of environmental goods / Mark A. Seabright --
B. Climate change: --
Does a failure in global leadership mean it's all over? Climate, population, and progress / Ruth Irwin --
Collective responsibility and climate change / Seumas Miller --
Evaluating a case study: applying ethical issues --
6. Animal rights: --
All animals are equal / Peter Singer --
The radical egalitarian case for animal rights / Tom Regan --
A critique of Regan's animal rights theory / Mary Anne Warren --
Mary Anne Warren and "duties to animals" / Michael Boylan --
Against zoos / Dale Jamieson --
Evaluating a case study: structuring the essay --
7. Sustainability --
A. Sustainability: what it is and how it works: --
Defining sustainability ethics / Randall Curren --
A perfect moral storm: climate change, intergenerational ethics, and the problem of moral corruption / Stephen M. Gardiner --
Sustainability and adaptation: environmental values and the future / Bryan G. Norton --
B. Sustainability and development: --
'Sustainable development': is it a useful concept? / Wilfred Beckerman --
On Wilfred Beckerman's critique of sustainable development / Herman E. Daly --
Evaluating a case study: cases on sustainability.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Boylan.

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