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Reflecting on Nature introduces readers to the fields of environmental philosophy and environmental ethics, offering both classic and current readings that focus on key themes - images of nature, ethics, justice, animals, food, climate, biodiversity, aesthetics and wilderness. It helpsstudents to focus on fundamental issues within environmental philosophy and offers succinct readings that explore the central tensions and problems within environmental philosophy. The thematic organization, paired with discussions of current environmental problems, encourages students to apply their course reading and discussion to real-life problems rather than purely theoretical topics. This second edition conserves the most important readings and insights of the firstedition, while updating the issues and readings in light of changes both in the intellectual climate and in the pattern of environmental concern. New to this edition are sections on animals, justice, food, aesthetics, and climate change. Discussion questions, introductions, and recommended readingsenrich its use as an undergraduate anthology. Reflecting on Nature is the perfect reader for those interested in how philosophy can help us to understand and respond to environmental issues.
Lori Gruen is Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. Dale Jamieson is Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Professor of Philosophy, and Affiliated Professor of Law at New York University. Christopher Schlottmann is Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Environmental Studies and Affiliated Professor of Bioethics at New York University.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. xi|
|Preface to the First Edition||p. xiii|
|Images of Nature||p. 1|
|"The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis"||p. 4|
|[From] "Genesis"||p. 11|
|Aristotle, [From] Physics||p. 14|
|Aristotle, [From] Politics||p. 15|
|[From] The Second Treatise of Government||p. 15|
|[From] On the Origin of Species||p. 17|
|"Anthropocentrism and Predation"||p. 18|
|[From] "The Land Ethic"||p. 20|
|[From] "Walking"||p. 21|
|[From] Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy||p. 23|
|[From] "On Nature"||p. 24|
|[From] Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-First Century||p. 26|
|[From] Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development||p. 29|
|[From] "The Golden Rule-A Proper Scale for Our Environmental Crisis"||p. 30|
|[From] "Being Prey"||p. 32|
|[From] "The Basics of Deep Ecology"||p. 34|
|[From] Silent Spring||p. 36|
|Ethics and the Environment||p. 38|
|"Is There a Need for a New, an Environmental Ethic?"||p. 41|
|"Must a Concern for the Environment Be Centered on Human Beings?"||p. 46|
|[From] "On Being Morally Considerable"||p. 51|
|"Normative Ethics"||p. 57|
|"Environmental Virtue Ethics"||p. 67|
|[From] Respect Jot Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics||p. 72|
|[From] Beyond the Land Ethic||p. 82|
|Justice and the Environment||p. 90|
|"One Community"||p. 93|
|[From] "Sustainability and Intergenerational Justice"||p. 109|
|"Environmental Racism"||p. 122|
|Animals and the Environment||p. 140|
|"All Animals Are Equal…"||p. 143|
|"The Moral Status of Animals"||p. 151|
|"Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics: Bad Marriage, Quick Divorce"||p. 160|
|"Animal Liberation Is an Environmental Ethic"||p. 167|
|"Understanding Animal Rights Violence"||p. 177|
|Contemporary Issues and Controversies||p. 184|
|[From] "The Ecological Crisis as a Crisis of Agriculture"||p. 186|
|[From] Eating Animals||p. 188|
|"The Omnivore's Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals"||p. 189|
|[From] The Ethics of What We Eat||p. 191|
|"Eating Meat and Eating People"||p. 192|
|"Meat and Morality: Alternatives to Factory Farming"||p. 195|
|[From] The Abstract Wild||p. 204|
|"The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature"||p. 210|
|"Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique"||p. 218|
|"Philosophical Problems for Environmentalism"||p. 228|
|[From] Biodiversity and Environmental Philosophy||p. 240|
|Climate Change||p. 256|
|[From] "Global Warming in an Unequal World"||p. 258|
|"Ethics and Climate Change"||p. 262|
|[From] "Climate Change Justice"||p. 277|
|"Environmental Aesthetics"||p. 289|
|"Nature and Positive Aesthetics"||p. 298|
|"Objectivity in Environmental Aesthetics and Protection of the Environment"||p. 307|
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