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Reflecting on Nature : Readings in Environmental Philosophy,9780195082906

Reflecting on Nature : Readings in Environmental Philosophy

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Pub. Date:
3/31/1994
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Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

The first anthology to highlight the problems of environmental justice and sustainable development, Reflecting on Nature provides a multicultural perspective on questions of environmental concern, featuring contributions from feminist and minority scholars and scholars from developing countries. Selections examine immediate global needs, addressing some of the most crucial problems we now face: biodiversity loss, the meaning and significance of wilderness, population and overconsumption, and the human use of other animals. Spanning centuries of philosophical, naturalist, and environmental reflection, readings include the work of Aristotle, Locke, Darwin, and Thoreau, as well as that of contemporary, mainstream figures like Bernard Williams, Thomas Hill, Jr., and Jonathan Glover. Works by Val Plumwood, Bill Devall, Murray Bookchin, and John Dryzek comprise a radical ecology section. Featuring insightful section introductions by the editors, this comprehensive and timely collection of philosophical and environmental writing will inform, enlighten, and encourage debate.

Table of Contents

I Images of Nature 1(40)
``The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis''
5(9)
Lynn White, Jr.
Genesis
14(5)
Physics
19(1)
Aristotle
Politics
19(1)
Aristotle
The Second Treatise of Government
20(2)
John Locke
On the Origin of Species
22(1)
Charles Darwin
``Anthropocentrism and Predation''
23(3)
John Muir
``The Land Ethic''
26(2)
Aldo Leopold
``Walking''
28(1)
Henry David Thoreau
Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy
29(2)
John Stuart Mill
Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-First Century
31(4)
Daniel Botkin
Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development
35(2)
Vandana Shiva
``The Golden Rule---A Proper Scale for Our Environmental Crisis''
37(4)
Stephen Jay Gould
II Ethics and the Environment 41(70)
What Sort of People Should There Be?
45(1)
Jonathan Glover
``Must a Concern for the Environment Be Centred on Human Beings?''
46(7)
Bernard Williams
Practical Ethics
53(2)
Peter Singer
``On Being Morally Considerable''
55(10)
Kenneth E. Goodpaster
``Environmental Ethics: Values in and Duties to the Natural World''
65(20)
Holmes Rolston III
Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics
85(13)
Paul W. Taylor
``Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving the Natural Environment''
98(13)
Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
III Alternative Perspectives on Environmental Philosophy 111(64)
``Deep Ecology and Radical Environmentalism''
115(7)
Bill Devall
Defending the Earth
122(10)
Murray Bookchin
``Environmental Blackmail in Minority Communities''
132(10)
Robert D. Bullard
``Nature, Self, and Gender: Feminism, Environmental Philosophy, and the Critique of Rationalism''
142(17)
Val Plumwood
``Green Reason: Communicative Ethics for the Biosphere''
159(16)
John Dryzek
IV Sustainable Development and International Justice 175(64)
United Nations Conference on the Environment, ``Declaration of Principles''
179(3)
World Commission on Environment and Development, from Our Common Future
182(19)
``Environment and Development: The Story of a Dangerous Liaison''
201(6)
Wolfgang Sachs
The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
207(4)
Free Market Environmentalism
211(6)
Terry L. Anderson
Donald R. Leal
Commission on Developing Countries and Global Change, from For Earth's Sake: A Report from the Commission on Developing Countries and Global Change
217(11)
``Environment, Technology, and Ethics''
228(11)
Rajni Kothari
V Contemporary Issues and Controversies 239
Wilderness Preservation
239
``Radical American Environmentalism and wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique''
241
Ramachandra Guha
``The Wilderness Idea Revisited: The Sustainable Development Alternative''
252
J. Baird Callicott
``The Wilderness Idea Reaffirmed''
265
Holmes Rolston III
Animals
279
``Animals''
281
Lori Gruen
``Against Zoos''
291
Dale Jamieson
Animal Rights, Human Rights: Ecology, Economy and Ideology in the Canadian Arctic
299
George Wenzel
Population and Consumption
307
The Population Explosion
309
Paul R. Ehrlich
Anne H. Ehrlich
The Ultimate Resource
321
Julian Simon
``Taking Population Seriously''
328
Frances Moore Lappe
Rachel Schurman
Biodiversity
333
``Extinction: Life in Peril''
335
Anne H. Erhlich
Paul R. Ehrlich
The Sinking Ark
342
Norman Myers
``Philosophical Problems for Environmentalism''
345
Elliott Sober


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