Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, 1st Edition

  • David Schmidtz University of Arizona
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  • ISBN-10: 0028663411
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663418
  • DDC: 113
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 335 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Philosophy: Environmental Ethics is composed of twelve chapters covering such topics as population, novel ecoysystem, geoengineering, climate change, animal ethics, conciliation, and extinction. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. Photos and line art help illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • The volume combines the features of an introductory textbook with those of a reference resource to effectively engage and educate the user, possibly encouraging students who might not otherwise consider majoring in philosophy.
  • The interdisciplinary nature provides an innovative approach to introducing the field to novices.
  • Individual disciplines can be integrated to form new and unique areas of study; their sources and techniques can be merged to meet evolving research needs.
  • Photos and line art illuminate the text.
  • Each chapter contains a bibliography of sources referenced and suggestions for further exploration.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028663322 | ISBN-13: 9780028663326

Table of Contents

The Relationship between Humans and Nature.
Climate Change and Geoengineering.
Populations and the Environment.
Novel Ecosystems and Adapting Nature Conservation.
Extinction, Intervention, and Resurrection.
Animal Ethics.
Two Views of Animals in Environmental Ethics.
Commodifying Wildlife.
Ecological Justice.
Conciliation in Environmental Politics.
The Tonic of Wilderness: Henry David Thoreau's Environmental Ethics.
Defending Aesthetic Protectionism.