Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics : What Really Matters, What Really Works

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Extensively revised and expanded in this second edition, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works examines morality from an environmental perspective. Featuring seventy-one accessible selections-from classic articles to examples of cutting-edge original research-it addresses both theory and practice. Asking what really matters, the first section of the book explores the abstract ideas of human value and value in nature. The second
section turns to the question of what it would take to solve our real-world environmental problems. Moving beyond the "hype," it presents authoritative essays on applying environmental ethics to the issues that matter right now. The book is enhanced by chapter introductions ("Questions for Reflection and
Discussion") that offer brief summaries and questions for further analysis and class discussion.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

* New chapters on climate change, urban management issues, and technology (Chapters 12-14)

* Twenty-nine new readings on a wide range of topics, including:

* The human relationship with wilderness, the agricultural contradictions of obesity, the roots of the environmental crisis, ecofeminism, and the ethics of ranching

* Current practical issues like the costs of tragedy, urban waste management, genetically modified food, nanotechnology, and institutional support (or lack thereof) for environmental activism

* "Free Market Environmentalism Pace Environmentalism," by Dan C. Shahar, and "Air Pollution Abatement Strategies," by Tom Fournier, both custom-written for this anthology

Ideal for undergraduate courses in environmental ethics, environmental philosophy, and environmental studies, Environmental Ethics, Second Edition, is also a helpful resource for graduate students and professors.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 196 x 235 x 26mm | 1,237g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0199793514
  • 9780199793518
  • 1,002,365

Table of contents

*=NEW TO THIS EDITION; PART I. WHAT REALLY MATTERS? ESSAYS ON VALUE IN NATURE; CHAPTER 1. WHERE WE ARE AND HOW WE GOT HERE: THE ROOTS OF CRISIS; CHAPTER 2. RESPECT FOR NATURE; CHAPTER 3. HOLISTIC ETHICS; CHAPTER 4. ECOFEMINISM; CHAPTER 5. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE; CHAPTER 6. HOW WILD DOES NATURE HAVE TO BE?; CHAPTER 7. FINDING OUR PLACE IN NATURE; PART II. WHAT REALLY WORKS? ESSAYS ON HUMAN ECOLOGY; CHAPTER 8. WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS; CHAPTER 9. SUSTAINABILITY; CHAPTER 10. WHAT IT TAKES TO PRESERVE WILDERNESS; CHAPTER 11. OVERPOPULATION AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT; CHAPTER 12. CLIMATE CHANGE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT; CHAPTER 13. CITIES AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM; CHAPTER 14. TECHNOLOGY AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT; CHAPTER 15. ENVIRONMENTALISM IN PRACTICE
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"The new edition is an improvement on what was, in my opinion, already the best textbook available on the subject. I will certainly adopt the new edition for future environmental ethics classes. Price was an important factor in my decision."--Dan Perry, Texas Tech University
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About David Schmidtz

David Schmidtz is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and joint Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Person, Polis, Planet (2008), Elements of Justice (2006), and Rational Choice and Moral Agency (1995), and coauthor of A Brief History of Liberty (2010).

Elizabeth Willott is a Principal Research Specialist in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, where she is a primary investigator on a National Science Foundation grant researching mosquito ecology in Tucson. She is also Curator of Butterfly Magic at Tucson Botanical Gardens, where she oversees the running of the butterfly display and education relative to it.
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