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Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy

 
 
 
 
Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy
Author: Joseph R. Des Jardins
ISBN 13: 9780534520847
ISBN 10: 534520847
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2005-03-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $183.95
 
 

DesJardins (College of Saint Benedict) introduces the philosophical issues underlying environmental controversies and looks at seven environmental and ecological philosophies in detail. He outlines the relevance of philosophy for environmental concerns and describes some traditional ethical theories and methods, then applies them to environmental issues, examining attempts to extend moral standing to such things as individual animals and future generations. This fourth edition includes discussion of religious ethics and integrates material on animals into the general discussion. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Helps readers move beyond politics and economics to the deeper philosophical issues underlying environmental concepts. After an introduction to the relevance of philosophy for environmental concerns and an overview of traditional ethical theories, chapters examine a full spectrum of current philosophical positions. Cases introducing each chapter raise fundamental ethical and philosophical questions. Topics discussed range from the relevance of Aristotle's ethics to controversial theories such as deep ecology. This third edition features material on biocentric ethics and environmental pragmatism. The author teaches philosophy at the College of St. Benedict. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)