Environmental Pragmatism

Environmental Pragmatism

Paperback Environmental Philosophies

Edited by Andrew Light, Edited by Eric Katz

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 28mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1996
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415122376
  • ISBN 13: 9780415122375
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 584,538

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Environmental pragmatism is a new strategy in environmental thought. It argues that theoretical debates are hindering the ability of the environmental movement to forge agreement on basic policy imperatives. This new direction in environmental thought moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the merits of moral pluralism. Environmental pragmatism, as a coherent philosophical position, connects the methodology of classical American pragmatic thought to the explanation, solution and discussion of real issues. This concise, well-focused collection is the first comprehensive presentation of environmental pragmatism as a new philosophical approach to environmental thought and policy.

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""Envrionmental Pragmatism able succeed at showing how the pragmatist strategy can be employed to criticize the standard approach in enviromental ethics.."-"Internation Philosophical Quarterly, March 1998 Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1 Issue No. 149 ..."useful for both teaching and research purposes."-"Ethics and the Environment ..."a fascinating overview."-"Choice