The Philosophy of the Environment

The Philosophy of the Environment

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Environmental concerns and the complex issues and dilemmas raised by animal rights pose fundamental questions for philosophers. The essays in this welcome collection put environmental thinking into the broader context of philosophical thought. Distinguished contributions from key thinkers, including Mary Midgley, Stephen Clark, J.Baird Callicott, Holmes Rolston, Dale Jamieson and John Haldane, focus on our attitudes to animals and the environment as critically determined by deeper philosophical concerns. Timothy Chappell's useful introduction provides a guide to the issues and dilemmas and links the diverse arguments and themes. Examining whaling, animal captivity, and specicism amongst other topics, this book adds substantially to the contemporary debate in environmental philosophy.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 172.7 x 244.1 x 11.7mm | 383.19g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748609113
  • 9780748609116

About T. D. J. Chappell

T D J Chappell is Professor of Philosophy at The Open University Ethics Centre.show more

Table of contents

Platonism and the gods of place, Stephen R.L. Clark (University of Liverpool); nature for real - is nature a social construction, Holmes Rolston III (State University of Colorado, USA); trivial and serious in aesthetic appreciation of nature, Ronald W. Hepburn (University of Edinburgh); "admiring the high mountains" - the aesthetics of environment, John Haldane (University of St. Andrews); how to base ethics on biology, T.D.J. Chappell (University of Manchester); respect for the non-human, Timothy Sprigge (University of Edinburgh); conservation and animal welfare, Kate Rawles (University of Lancaster); whaling in Sand Country - the morality of Norwegian minke-whale catching, J. Baird Callicott (University of Wisconsin, USA); zoos revisited, Dale Jamieson (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA).show more