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The environment : between theory and practice

Author: Avner De-Shalit
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The gap between environmental philosophy and everyday environmental politics is considered in this volume. It puts forward a theory of environmental protection, binding together being environmental friendly with democracy and socialism.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Avner De-Shalit
ISBN: 0198297696 9780198297697 0199240388 9780199240388
OCLC Number: 57572333
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 238 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction ; PART I: WHY HASN'T ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY HAD AN IMPACT ON POLICIES? ; 1. The social role of the philosopher and the philosophical role of society ; 2. Where philosophy meets politics: the concept of the environment ; PART II: PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT: FROM META-ETHICS TO POLITICAL THEORY ; 3. Is liberalism environment friendly? ; 4. The community of nature and the nature of community ; 5. Democracy and the environment: a radical theory of participation ; 6. Socialism and the environment. ; Summary: from theory to practice
Other Titles: Environment between theory and practice
Responsibility: Avner de-Shalit.

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The author attempts to combine tools of political philosophy with questions of environmental ethics and politics. He defends a radical position in relation to environmental protection and social  Read more...

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The inimitably accessible style with which this is put together, and the fact that it comes from one of the major figures in world environmental theory today, makes it one of this year's must-reads. Read more...

 
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