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Environmental Ethics, 6th Edition

  • Paul Pojman Towson University
  • Louis P. Pojman (deceased) Late of the United States Military Academy, West Point
  • ISBN-10: 0538452846  |  ISBN-13: 9780538452847
  • 784 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2001
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

The most comprehensive introduction to environmental ethics available, ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS offers students a current look at the issues and topics that dominate the field today, organized into two main parts that take students seamlessly from theory to application. This Sixth Edition of the Pojmans' popular anthology, like its predecessors, includes numerous topic areas not covered in other anthologies. Featuring articles carefully selected for clarity and accessibility, the text follows a dialogic pro-con format presenting divergent positions on each topic, ensuring that students are both exposed to and understand both sides of every topic so they can develop their own informed positions. New selections include selections on Food Ethics and Climate Change and Energy Policy. Most of the royalties for this book are donated to groups dedicated to protecting the environment, such as the Wilderness Society and the Sierra Club.

Features and Benefits

  • The text's introduction includes a primer on the nature of ethics and leading ethical theories that gives students a solid foundation on which to build their course knowledge.
  • Chapter introductions establish a framework for the readings and focus the students' engagements with them, while brief introductions to each reading provide students background material on the social context of the readings and biographical information on the authors, as well as information on the key issues to consider within the reading.
  • Study questions at the end of each reading help promote discussion and reflection, while suggestions for further reading encourage students to pursue additional enquiry on topics of interest.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION.
Clare Palmer: A Bibliographic Essay on Environmental Ethics. Thomas E. Hill, Jr.: Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments. Henry Shue: Global Environment and International Inequality.
2. ANIMAL RIGHTS.
Immanuel Kant: Rational Beings Alone Have Moral Worth. Holly Wilson: Kant’s Treatment of Animals. Peter Singer: A Utilitarian Defense of Animal Liberation. Tom Regan: The Radical Egalitarian Case for Animal Rights. Mary Ann Warren: A Critique of Regan’s Rights Theory Dale Jamieson: Against Zoos.
3. WHAT IS NATURE?
Holmes Rolston, III: Naturalizing Values: Organisms and Species. Ned Hettinger: Comments on Holmes Rolston’s "Naturalizing Values". John Stuart Mill: Nature. Arne Naess: The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecological Movement. Arne Naess: Ecosophy T: Deep Versus Shallow Ecology. Bill Devall and George Sessions: Deep Ecology. Fox, Warrick, Deep Ecology: A New Philosophy for our Time. Richard Watson: A Critique of Anti-Anthropocentric Ethics. Murray Bookchin: Social Ecology Versus Deep Ecology. Ramachandra Guha: Radical Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique.
4. ECOLOGICAL ETHICS.
Donella H. Meadows: Biodiversity: The Key to Saving Life on Earth. Lilly-Marlene Russow: Why Do Species Matter? Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Life. Paul Taylor: Biocentric Egalitarianism. Aldo Leopold: The Land Ethic. J. Baird Callicott: The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic. Christopher D. Stone: Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects.
5. POPULATION AND CONSUMPTION.
Bill McKibben: A Special Moment in History: The Challenge of Overpopulation and Overconsumption. Garrett Hardin: The Tragedy of the Commons. Jacqueline Kasun: The Unjust War against Population. Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics. William Murdoch and Allan Oaten: Population and Food: A Critique of Lifeboat Ethics.
6. POLLUTION: SOIL, AIR, WATER.
Hilary French: You Are What You Breathe. George Bradford: We All Live in Bhopal. William F. Baxter: People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution. David Pimentel: Is Silent Spring Beyond Us?
7. FOOD ETHICS
Mylan Engel, Jr: Hunger, Duty and Ecology: On What We Owe Starving Human Beings
Tristram Coffim, The World Food Supply: The Damage Done by Cattle-Raising Michael Fox, Vegetarianism and Planetary Health. Jonathan Rauch Can Frankenfood Save the Planet? Mae Ho, Unholy Alliance: Critiques of Genetically Modified Foods. The ETC Report, The Poor can Feed Themselves.
8. CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY POLICY.
Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Understanding the Causes of Global Climate Change. UN report on climate change, Livestock''s role in Climate Change and Air Pollution. Stephan Gardiner, Ethics and Global Climate Change. George Monbiot, The Denial Industry. Rising Tide: Hoodwinked in the Hothouse. Ashley Dawson, Climate Justice: The Emerging Movement against Green Capitalism. Wright/Pojman, Evaluating Technology Options. Barry Sanders: War and Climate Change.
9. RACE, CLASS, GENDER: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, ECO-FEMINISM, AND INDIGENOUS RIGHTS.
Robert Bullard, Overcoming Racism in Environmental Decision Making. Peter S. Wenz, Just Garbage: The Problem of Environmental Racism. Marie Mies, Deceiving the Third World: The Myth of Catching-Up Development. Laura Westra, Environmental Risks, Rights, and the Failure of Liberal Democracy: Some Possible Remedies. LaDuke, Winona. Excerpt, All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life. Lobyn, Linda, Indigenous Knowledge and Technology: Creating Environmental Justice in the Twenty-First Century. Vandana Shiva, Earth Democracy. Karen Warren Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism. Laura Westra, The Earth Charter: From Global Ethics to International Law Instrument.
10. THE GREENING OF SPIRITUALITY.
Genesis 1–3. Barry Freundel: Jewish Tradition, the Traditional Jew and the Environment. Patrick Dobel: The Judeo-Christian Stewardship Attitude to Nature. Mawil Y. Izzi Deen: Islamic Environmental Ethics, Law, and Society. O. P. Dwivedi: Satyagraha for Conservation: A Hindu View. Lily De Silva: The Buddhist Attitude Towards Nature. Starhawk & The Reclaiming Tradition: Pagan Environmentalism.
11. THE NEW GREEN CAPITALIST ORDER: ECONOMICS, SUSTAINABILITY, AND RESPONSE.
William Rees: Sustainable Development: Economic Myths and Global Realities. Mark Sagoff: At the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, or Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic. Cobb, John B., Jr., "Toward a Just and Sustainable Economic Order," Magdoff & Foster What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism. Schweikart, David Is sustainable capitalism oxymoronic? Alan Thein Durning: An Ecological Critique of Global Advertising. Louis P. Pojman: The Challenge of the Future: Private Property, the City, the Globe, and a Sustainable Society. Louis P. Pojman: Sustainable Transportation. James Foreman: Strategic Monkeywrenching. Michael Martin: Ecosabotage and Civil Disobedience. Coming insurrection, The Invisible Committee.

What's New

  • NEW! More diverse essays including: Clare Palmer, A Bibliographic Essay on Environmental EthicsThomas E. Hill, Jr., Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural EnvironmentsHenry Shue, Global Environment and International InequalityWarrick Fox, Deep Ecology: A New Philosophy for our TimeThe ETC ReportUN Report on Climate ChangeGeorge Monbiot, The Denial Industry,Rising Tide, Hoodwinked in the HothouseAshley Dawson, Climate Justice: The Emerging Movement against CapitalismWright/Pojman, Evaluating Technology OptionsBarry Sanders, War and Climate ChangeWinona LaDuke, Indigenous Knowledge and Technology, Vandana Shiva, Earth DemocracyBarry Freundel, Jewish PerspectivesStarhawk, The Reclaiming Tradition: Pagan EnvironmentalismJohn B. Cobb, Jr., Toward a Just and Sustainable Economic OrderMagdoff and Foster, What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about CapitalismDavid Schweikart, Is Sustainable Capitalism Oxymoronic?
  • NEW! Chapter 8 (now named "Climate Change and Energy Policy") features all-new articles on what is arguably the fastest changing field in environmental policy today, giving students the most current information on this rapidly-evolving topic. New essays include: UN Report on Climate Change, George Monbiot's The Denial Industy, Ashley Dawson's, "Climate Justice: The Emerging Movement Against Green Capitalism," Barry Sanders's "Ware and Climate Change" and Wright/Pojman's, "Evaluating Technology Options."
  • NEW! Introductions to each section, chapter, and reading have been updated to ensure clarity and currency.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Paul Pojman

Paul Pojman completed his Ph. D. at Indiana University, in the department of History and Philosophy of Science. He is currently Assistant Professor at Towson University in the Philosophy Department, and Associated Faculty with the Environmental Studies and Science Programs.

Louis P. Pojman (deceased)

Louis P. Pojman (1935-2005) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the United States Military Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997.His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later, at the University of Mississippi, he served for three years as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, he became Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He most recently was Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Oxford University. Pojman won several research and teaching awards, including the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship (1988) and the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher in the Humanities at the University of Mississippi (1994). He wrote in the areas of philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy and authored or edited more than 30 books and 100 articles. Louis Pojman passed away in 2005.