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The Rights of nature : a history of environmental ethics

Author: Roderick Nash
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Series: History of American thought and culture.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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Charting the history of contemporary philosophical and religious beliefs regarding nature, [the author] focuses primarily on changing attitudes toward nature in the United States. [This is a] history of the concept that nature has rights and that American liberalism has, in effect, been extended to the non-human world.-Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick Nash
OCLC Number: 144611739
Notes: Originally published: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1989.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Ethical extension and radical environmentalism --
From natural rights to the rights of nature --
Ideological origins of American environmentalism --
Ecology widens the circle --
Greening of religion --
Greening of philosophy --
Liberating nature --
Abolitionism, environmentalism, and the limits of American liberalism.
Series Title: History of American thought and culture.
Responsibility: Roderick Frazier Nash.

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Tracing the history of ethical extension over two thousand years, this book focuses on the American experience where natural rights ideology expanded to encompass the rights of nature. It deals  Read more...

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"So smoothly written that one almost does not notice the breadth of scholarship that went into this original and important work of environmental history."--Philip Shabecoff, "New York Times Book Read more...

 
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