The Philosophy of the Environment

The Philosophy of the Environment

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This volume takes a philosophical approach to environmental concerns and the issues and dilemmas raised by animal rights. Examining whaling and animal captivity amongst other topics, it joins the contemporary debate in environmental philosophy and the moral issues of animal rights.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 0748609199
  • 9780748609192

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).
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