An Introduction to Eco-Ethica

An Introduction to Eco-Ethica

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The impact of science and technology on human life has given rise to a technology-mediated environment alongside our natural environment, presenting new issues concerning bioethics, environmental ethics, and the way in which technology is turning human beings into 'skilled animals.' The new field of eco-ethica explores issues arising from this changed habitat and our changing moral consciousness and presents an ethics that transcends interpersonal ethics so as to also encompass companies and governments. The author advocates learning from nature and argues that the human race has an ethical responsibility toward nature and things, including life itself. By demonstrating that virtues were created as necessary in the past, he raises the possibility of creating new virtues to meet contemporary needs. With a firm grasp of Western philosophy and ethics, the author adds a new dimension by contributing a Japanese perspective.

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • University Press of America
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0761845542
  • 9780761845546
  • 1,775,216

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About Tomonobu Imamichi

Tomonobu Imamichi is a philosopher who has taught in both Japan and Europe, and published extensively on matters of ethics and philosophy. He has been director of the Centre International pour Etude Comparee de Philosophie et d'Esthetique since 1979 and a leading force behind the annual International Symposium on Eco-Ethica. He is professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo.

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