Environmental Ethics for Canadians is a comprehensive introduction to the core ethical questions shaping contemporary environmental debates. A hybrid textbook and reader, this text combines classic essays with contemporary selections and case studies designed for students to fully engage with current issues in environmental ethics.
Climate change, habitat loss, rising extinction rates - such problems call for more than just new policies and practices. They raise fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. What, for instance, is the natural world? Do we humans belong to it? Which parts of it are we morally obliged to protect? Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of sources, from virtue ethics to Buddhism, leading environmental philosopher Simon P. James sets out to answer these vitally important questions.
This edition offers a new section on religion and environmental ethics, updated material on issues of population and consumption, an expanded discussion of ecofeminism and an enhanced chapter on pragmatism and pluralism in moral theories.
What is the environment, and how does it figure in an ethical life? This book is an introduction to the philosophical issues involved in this important question, focussing primarily on ethics but also encompassing questions in aesthetics and political philosophy. Topics discussed include the environment as an ethical question, human morality, meta-ethics, normative ethics, humans and other animals, the value of nature, and nature's future. The discussion is accessible and richly illustrated with examples.
The book introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems. The possibilities of ethical consumerism and investment are discussed, and the nature and basis of responsibilities for future generations in such areas as sustainable development are given detailed consideration.
This book shows that environmental protection is a global concern that must enlist all of humanity¿s cultural, religious, and moral resources. The nine essays in this volume explore the foundations of environmental ethics in the Western philosophical tradition as well as from the perspectives of Christianity, Islam, Daoism, and Buddhism and propose morally responsible attitudes towards nature and the environment.
Christine Gudorf and James Huchingson continue to explore the line that separates the current state of the environment from what it should be in the future. Boundaries begins with a lucid overview of the field, highlighting the key developments and theories in the environmental movement. Specific cases offer a rich and diverse range of situations from around the globe, from saving the forests of Java and the use of pesticides in developing countries to restoring degraded ecosystems in Nebraska.
Environmental Ethics Re-visited carries three leading chapters by Spanish authors, Professors Francesc Torralba on “Eco-Ethics” and Miquel Seguró on “Nature and Business Ethics,” as well as a chapter by Dr Rosamund Thomas. Her chapter includes an update to 2014 of the situation regarding the toxic waste at the abandoned Bhopal factory site and the environmental and health problems it is continuing to cause.