Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy : From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology

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For junior/graduate-level courses in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Policy, Environmental Issues, Conservation Biology, Environmental Geography. Edited by leading experts in contemporary environmental philosophy, this anthology features best available selections in this rapidly developing field. Divided into four sections in eco-philosophy, including a new section on continental environmental philosophy, which focuses on social construction of nature and eco-phenomenology.show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 175.26 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 1,224.69g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0131126954
  • 9780131126954
  • 1,309,590

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Edited by leading experts in contemporary environmental philosophy, Michael E. Zimmerman and colleagues showcase the best available selections in environmental ethics that cover the full range of positions within this rapidly developing field. Conceptually focused and easily manageable, this anthology is divided into four sections, all with their own introductions by internationally known experts. The sections explore the full spectrum of concerns in contemporary eco-philosophy: environmental ethics, ecofeminism and social justice, environmental continental philosophy, and political ecology. New to this Edition: Both the ecofeminism and social justice sections have been expanded, allowing students to explore both topics in greater depth. New section on continental environmental philosophy (edited by Irene Klaver) offers students the latest developments in environmental philosophy. including eco-phenomenology and the debate about the "social construction" of nature. Expanded political ecology section includes new essays on ecofascism, criticism of libertarian environmental policy, and the modern "megamachine" that is threatening the biosphere.show more

Table of contents

Introduction to the Fourth Edition, Michael E. Zimmerman. I. ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS. Introduction, J. Baird Callicott. Is There a Need for a New, an Environmental, Ethic? Richard Sylvan (Routley). All Animals Are Equal, Peter Singer. Animal Rights, Human Wrongs, Tom Regan. On Being Morally Considerable, Kenneth E. Goodpaster. The Ethics of Respect for Nature, Paul W. Taylor. Challenges in Environmental Ethics, Holmes Rolston III. The Land Ethic, Aldo Leopold. Holistic Environmental Ethics and the Problem of Ecofascism, J. Baird Callicott. Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics: Back Together Again, J. Baird Callicott. II. ECOFEMINISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. Introduction, Karen J. Warren. Ecofeminism: Toward Global Justice and Planetary Health, Greta Gaard and Lori Gruen. The Impoverishment of the Environment: Women and Children Last, Vandana Shiva. Ethics and the Eco/Feminist Self, Chris Cuomo. Ecofeminism and Environmental Ethics: A Materialist Ecofeminist Perspective, Mary Mellor. Naturalizing Race: Indigenous Women and White Goddesses, Noel Sturgeon. The Power and the Promise of Ecofeminism Revisited, Karen J. Warren. III. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY. Introduction, Irene Klaver. Nature as Origin and Difference, Steven Vogel. What is Ecophenomenology? David Wood. Naturalizing Phenomenology, Ted Toadvine. A Sense of the Whole: Toward an Understanding of Acid Mine Drainage in the West, Robert Frodeman. Stone Worlds: Phenomenology on the Rocks, Irene Klaver. IV. POLITICAL ECOLOGY. Introduction, John Clark. Ecofascism: An Enduring Temptation, Michael E. Zimmerman. Free Market vs. Political Environmentalism, Terry Anderson and Donald R. Leal. A Declaration of Sustainability, Paul Hawken. With Liberty for Some: A Liberal Critique of Libertarian Environmental Policy, Ernest Partridge. Socialism and Ecology, Jim O'Connor. What Is Social Ecology? Murray Bookchin. Against the Megamachine: Empire and the Earth, David Watson.show more

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