John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy

John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy

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Hugh P. McDonald's John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy breaks new ground by applying Dewey's insights to a new approach to philosophy of the environment; the concern for the rights of animals; the preservation of rare species, habitats, and landscapes; and the health of the whole ecology. The book summarizes much of the current literature on environmental ethics, concentrating on the writings of major figures in the movement: Tom Regan, J. Baird Callicott, Holmes Rolston, and Bryan Norton. The heart of the book consists of a detailed analysis of Dewey's ethics, his theory of intrinsic value, and his holistic approach to moral justification. Arguing against the idea that Dewey's philosophy is anthropocentric, McDonald makes a strong case that using Dewey's philosophy will result in a superior framework for environmental ethics.
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  • Hardback | 247 pages
  • 157.5 x 234.7 x 18.3mm | 444.53g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791458733
  • 9780791458730

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"McDonald displays a deep understanding of Dewey's philosophy and skillfully and imaginatively builds convincing arguments on Dewey's behalf."
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About Hugh P. McDonald

Hugh P. McDonald teaches philosophy at New York City College of Technology (CUNY). He is the author of Political Philosophy and Ideology: A Critique of Political Essentialism.
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