The commonwealth of life : new environmental economics : a treatise on stewardship (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The commonwealth of life : new environmental economics : a treatise on stewardship

Author: Peter G Brown
Publisher: Montréal [Ont.] ; Tonawanda, N.Y. : Black Rose Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In the First Edition of this remarkable book, Peter G. Brown, through a series of careful arguments, identified three challenges that lay ahead of us: the first was to come up with an adequate account of our minimal obligations to each other, and to the rest of the natural order; the second was to redefine and reshape the institutions of economics, government, and civil society to reflect those obligations; and the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Brown
ISBN: 9781551643052 1551643057 9781551643045 1551643049
OCLC Number: 126084104
Notes: Published: 2007.
Description: xvi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Duties beyond borders --
Duties beyond the present and beyond persons --
Stewardship economics --
Government as trustee --
Civil society and the commonwealth of life --
Global ethics and fiduciary states --
The nation and the world --
Are there any natural resources?
Other Titles: New environmental economics
Responsibility: Peter G. Brown.

Abstract:

"In the First Edition of this remarkable book, Peter G. Brown, through a series of careful arguments, identified three challenges that lay ahead of us: the first was to come up with an adequate account of our minimal obligations to each other, and to the rest of the natural order; the second was to redefine and reshape the institutions of economics, government, and civil society to reflect those obligations; and the third was to re-conceptualize and redirect relations between nations so as to foster those institutions and discharge those obligations. In this his Second Edition, he revisits and expands on those original ideas and draws some new, and innovative, conclusions that will redirect what we do and give substance and direction to the institutions that must be adopted if life is to flourish. Finding our historical attitude of 'full-human-use' toward the environment unsatisfactory, Brown offers an alternative, namely, an 'all-species-use.' What he calls "the commonwealth of life," and the acceptance of this reasoning has some very important implications for all life that share this planet."

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