9781133049975

Environmental Ethics

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    9781133049975

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    1133049974

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/6/2012
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

How can you use the study of philosophy to make progress toward solving environmental problems? ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, FIFTH EDITION introduces you to ethical theory in new and easily understood ways. But most of all, this environmental ethics textbook shows you how we can work together to build a better future.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Basic Conceptsp. 1
Science, Politics, and Ethicsp. 3
Discussion: Global Climate Changep. 3
Discussion Topicsp. 6
Introduction: Why Philosophy?p. 6
Science and Ethicsp. 8
Philosophy, Politics, and Ethical Relativismp. 15
Environmental Ethics: An Overviewp. 16
Summaryp. 18
Notesp. 19
Discussion Questionsp. 19
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 20
Ethical Theories and the Environmentp. 21
Discussion: Why Protect Endangered Species?p. 21
Discussion Topicsp. 22
Introductionp. 23
Philosophial Ethics: Getting Comfortable with the Topicp. 24
The Natural Law Tradition-Teleology and Virtuesp. 27
Contemporary Perspectives on Teleologyp. 30
The Utilitarian Traditionp. 33
Contemporary Perspectives on Utilitarianismp. 36
Deontology: An Ethics of Duty and Rightsp. 37
Contemporary Perspectives on Deontological Ethicsp. 38
Environmental Ethics and Religious Principlesp. 40
The Good of God's Creationp. 41
Finding the Divine in Naturep. 41
The Ultimate Respect for and Value of Lifep. 42
Social Justice Ministriesp. 42
Stewardshipp. 43
Summary and Conclusionsp. 43
Notesp. 44
Discussion Questionsp. 44
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 45
Environmental Ethics as Applied Ethicsp. 47
Ethics and Economics: Managing Public Landsp. 49
Discussion: BP's Deepwater Horizon Oil Spillp. 49
Discussion Topicsp. 50
Introductionp. 51
Conservation or Preservation?p. 51
Managing the National Forestsp. 54
Pollution and Economicsp. 59
Ethical Issues in Economic Analysisp. 62
Cost-Benefit Analysisp. 64
Ethical Analysis and Environmental Economicsp. 66
Summary and Conclusionsp. 71
Notesp. 71
Discussion Questionsp. 73
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 73
Sustainability and Responsibilities to the Futurep. 74
Discussion: Sustainability: Fad or Future?p. 74
Discussion Topicsp. 76
Introductionp. 77
Do We Have Responsibilities to Future Generations?p. 78
What do We Owe Future Generations?p. 81
Consumption and Sustainable Developmentp. 88
Summary and Conclusionsp. 92
Notesp. 92
Discussion Questionsp. 94
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 94
Responsibilities to the Natural World: From Anthropocentric to Nonanthropocentric Ethicsp. 95
Discussion: Industrial Farming: Mass Producing Animals as Foodp. 95
Discussion Topicsp. 91
Introductionp. 97
Moral Standing in the Western Traditionp. 98
Early Environmental Ethicsp. 101
Moral Standingp. 105
Do Trees Have Standing?p. 108
Peter Singer and the Animal Liberation Movementp. 110
Tom Regan and Animal Rightsp. 112
Ethical Implications of Animal Welfarep. 114
Critical Challengesp. 115
Summary and Conclusionsp. 119
Notesp. 119
Discussion Questionsp. 121
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 122
Theories of Environmental Ethicsp. 123
Biocentric Ethics and the Inherent Value of Lifep. 125
Discussion: Synthetic Biology and the Value of Lifep. 125
Discussion Topicsp. 127
Introductionp. 127
Instrumental Value and Intrinsic Valuep. 129
Biocentric Ethics and the Reverence for Lifep. 132
Ethics and Characterp. 135
Taylor's Biocentric Ethicsp. 136
Practical Implicationsp. 140
Challenges and Developmentsp. 143
Summary and Conclusionsp. 145
Notesp. 146
Discussion Questionsp. 147
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 148
Wilderness, Ecology, and Ethicsp. 149
Discussion: Wilderness Management: Fighting Fires in Yellowstonep. 149
Discussion Topicsp. 151
Introductionp. 151
The Wilderness Idealp. 153
The Wilderness "Myth": The Contemporary Debatep. 157
From Ecology to Philosophyp. 163
From Ecology to Ethicsp. 169
Varieties of Holismp. 171
Summary and Conclusionsp. 173
Notesp. 173
Discussion Questionsp. 175
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 176
The Land Ethicp. 177
Discussion: Hunting, Ethics, and the Environmentp. 177
Discussion Topicsp. 178
Introductionp. 179
The Land Ethicp. 180
Leopold's Holismp. 183
Criticisms of the Land Ethic: Facts and Valuesp. 185
Criticisms of the Land Ethic: Holistic Ethicsp. 189
Callicott's Revisionsp. 195
Summary and Conclusionsp. 199
Notesp. 200
Discussion Questionsp. 201
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 202
Radical Environmental Philosophy: Deep Ecology and Ecofeminismp. 203
Discussion: Environmental Activism or Ecoterrorism?p. 203
Discussion Topicsp. 205
Introductionp. 205
Deep Ecologyp. 207
The Deep Ecology Platformp. 208
Metaphysical Ecologyp. 209
From Metaphysics to Ethicsp. 212
Self-Realization And Biocentric Equalityp. 216
Criticisms of Deep Ecologyp. 218
Ecofeminism: Making Connectionsp. 221
Ecofeminism: Recent Developmentsp. 224
Summary and Conclusionsp. 227
Notesp. 228
Discussion Questionsp. 231
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 231
Environmental Justice and Social Ecologyp. 232
Discussion: Environmental Refugeesp. 232
Discussion Topicsp. 233
Introductionp. 233
Property Rights and Libertarian Justicep. 234
Justice as Fairnessp. 238
Environmental Justice and Environmental Racismp. 240
Murray Bookchin's Social Ecologyp. 243
Critical Reflectionsp. 246
Summary and Conclusionsp. 248
Notesp. 249
Discussion Questionsp. 251
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 252
Pluralism, Pragmatism, and Sustainabilityp. 253
Discussion: Carbon Mitigation and Stabilization Wedgesp. 253
Discussion Topicsp. 254
Introduction: Agreement and Disagreement in Environmental Ethicsp. 255
Moral Pluralism and Moral Monismp. 256
Environmental Pragmatismp. 259
Conclusion: Sustainability Revisitedp. 263
Notesp. 265
Global Environmental Ethics Watchp. 265
Glossaryp. 267
Indexp. 271
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