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Environmental ethics

Author: Michael Boylan
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView 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. Roughly half of the selections are original essays new to this edition. Accessible introduction for beginners,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Environmental ethics.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
(DLC) 2013006627
(OCoLC)841227223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Boylan
ISBN: 9781118658048 1118658043
OCLC Number: 852899106
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 400 pages)
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, Anthropocentrism and Speciesism / Onora O'Neill --
B. Biocentric Justifications --
Environmental Ethics: Values in and Duties to the Natural World / Holmes Rolston --
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 / 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 --
Sùstainable Development': Is It a Useful Concept? / Wilfred Beckerman --
On Wilfred Beckerman's Critique of Sustainable Development / Herman E. Daly.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Boylan.

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