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Environmental Ethics : Readings in Theory and Application

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Edition:
5th
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9780495095033

ISBN10:
0495095036
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/27/2007
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The most comprehensive introduction to environmental ethics available, ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS offers students a current look at the issues and topics that dominate the field today, organized into two main parts that take students seamlessly from theory to application. This Fifth Edition of the Pojmans' popular anthology, like its predecessors, includes numerous topic areas not covered in other anthologies-including an all-new section on Climate Change. Featuring articles carefully selected for clarity and accessibility, the text follows a dialogic pro-con format presenting divergent positions on each topic, ensuring that students are both exposed to and understand both sides of every topic so they can develop their own informed positions. The bulk of royalties for this book are donated to groups dedicated to protecting the environment, such as the Wilderness Society and the Sierra Club.

Table of Contents

Theory
Perspectives
Genesis 1-3
The Religious Roots of Our Ecological Crisis
The Cultural Basis of Our Environmental Crisis
The Judeo-Christian Stewardship Attitude to Nature
The Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism
The Green Kant-Natural Dynamics and Sustainable Policies
The Ideological Implications of Atomism
Animal Rights
Rational Beings Alone Have Moral Worth
Kant's Treatment of Animals
A Utilitarian Defense of Animal Liberation
The Radical Egalitarian Case for Animal Rights
A Critique of Regan's Rights Theory
Against Zoos
Philosophical Theories of Nature, Biocentric Ethics, Ecocentric Ethics, and Deep Ecology
Naturalizing Values: Organisms and Species
Comments on Holmes Rolston's "Naturalizing Values
Nature
Reverence for Life
Biocentric Egalitarianism
On Being Morally Considerable
Ecocentrism: The Land Ethic
The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic
Refocusing Ecocentrism: De-emphasizing Stability and Defending Wildness
The Great New Wilderness Debate: An Overview
Two Kinds of Preservationist Ethics
The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecological Movement
Ecosophy T: Deep Versus Shallow Ecology
Deep Ecology
A Critique of Anti-Anthropocentric Ethics
Social Ecology Versus Deep Ecology
Environmental Justice: Reconciling Anthropocentric and Nonanthropocentric Ethics
Preservation of Species, Nature, and Natural Objects
Biodiversity: The Key to Saving Life on Earth
Why Do Species Matter?
What's Wrong with Plastic Trees?
Faking Nature
Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects
Non-Western Voices
Satyagraha for Conservation: A Hindu View
The Buddhist Attitude Towards Nature
Islamic Environmental Ethics, Law, and Society
An African Perspective on the Environmental Crisis
Radical Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique
Obligations to Future Generations
What Has Posterity Ever Done for Me?
Who Cares for Posterity?
Limited Obligations to Future Generations
Energy Policy and the Further Future: The Identity Problem
Population and Consumption
A Special Moment in History: The Challenge of Overpopulation and Overconsumption
The Tragedy of the Commons
The Unjust War against Population
The State of Consumption Today
Licensing Parents
Population and the Environment
Food Ethics
Lifeboat Ethics
Population and Food: A Critique of Lifeboat Ethics
On What We Owe Starving Human Beings
Can Frankenfood Save the Planet?
Unholy Alliance
The World Food Supply: The Damage Done by Cattle-Raising
Vegetarianism and Planetary Health
Pollution: General Considerations
You Are What You Breathe
We All Live in Bhopal
People or Penguins: Th
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