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Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199782437

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Author: 
Lori Gruen; Dale Jamieson; Christopher Schlottmann
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336 Pages
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Paperback
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191 x 234 mm
Pub date
Oct 2012
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Spanning centuries of philosophical and environmental thought, Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Second Edition, will inform and enlighten your students while also encouraging debate. Extensively revised and updated for the second edition, this comprehensive collection presents fifty classic and contemporary readings, thirty-three of them new. The second edition retains the core readings and insights of the first edition while also updating its coverage in light of the many changes that have occurred over the last twenty years in the intellectual climate and in patterns of environmental concern. The selections are topically organized into sections on animals, biodiversity, ethics, images of nature, wilderness, and-new to this edition-aesthetics, climate change, food, and justice. This thematic organization, in combination with coverage of current environmental issues, encourages students to apply what they learn in class to real-life problems. Featuring insightful section introductions, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, Reflecting on Nature, Second Edition, is ideal for use in environmental philosophy, environmental ethics, and environmental studies courses.

Index: 

*=NEW TO THIS EDITION
SECTION I. IMAGES OF NATURE
Introduction
Lynn White, Jr., The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis
From Genesis
Aristotle, from Physics
Aristotle, from Politics
John Locke, from The Second Treatise of Government
Charles Darwin, from On the Origin of Species
John Muir, Anthropocentrism and Predation
Aldo Leopold, from The Land Ethic
Henry David Thoreau, from Walking
John Stuart Mill, from Principles of Political Economy: With Some of their Applications to Social Philosophy
* John Stuart Mill, On Nature
Daniel Botkin, from Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-first Century
Vandana Shiva, from Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development
Stephen Jay Gould, from The Golden Rule-A Proper Scale for Our Environmental Crisis
* Val Plumwood, Being Prey
* Arne Naess, The Basics of Deep Ecology
* Rachel Carson, from Silent Spring
SECTION II. ETHICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Introduction
* Richard Routley, Is There a Need for a New, an Environmental, Ethic?
Bernard Williams, Must a Concern for the Environment be Centered on Human Beings?
Kenneth Goodpaster, On Being Morally Considerable
* Robert Elliot, Normative Ethics
* Ronald Sandler, Environmental Virtue Ethics
Paul W. Taylor, from Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics
* J. Baird Callicott, from Beyond the Land Ethic
SECTION III. JUSTICE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Introduction
* Peter Singer, One Community
* Brian Barry, Sustainability and Intergenerational Justice
* Sheila Foster and Luke Cole, Environmental Racism
SECTION IV. ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Introduction
* Peter Singer, All Animals are Equal ...
* Lori Gruen, The Moral Status of Animals
* Mark Sagoff, Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics: Bad Marriage, Quick Divorce
* Dale Jamieson, Animal Liberation is an Environmental Ethic
* Tom Regan, Understanding Animal Rights Violence
SECTION V. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES
FOOD
* Wendell Berry, The Ecological Crisis as a Crisis of Agriculture
* Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
* Blake Hurst, The Omnivore's Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals
* Peter Singer and Jim Mason, from Ethics of What We Eat
* Cora Diamond, Eating Meat and Eating People
* Evelyn Pluhar, Meat and Morality: Alternatives to Factory Farming
WILDERNESS
* Jack Turner, from The Abstract Wild
* William Cronon, The Trouble with Wilderness
or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature
* Ramachandra Guha, Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique
BIODIVERSITY
Elliott Sober, Philosophical Problems for Environmentalism
* Sahotra Sarkar, from Biodiversity and Environmental Philosophy
* Holmes Rolston III, Biodiversity
CLIMATE CHANGE
* Anil Agarwal and Sunita Narain, Global Warming in an Unequal World
* Stephen M. Gardiner, Ethics and Climate Change
* Eric A. Posner and Cass R. Sunstein, Climate Change Justice
AESTHETICS
* John A. Fisher, Environmental Aesthetics
* Allen Carleson, Nature and Positive Aesthetics
* Ned Hettinger, Objectivity in Environmental Aesthetics and Protection of the Environment

About the author: 

Lori Gruen is Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. Dale Jamieson is Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Professor of Philosophy, and Affiliated Professor of Law at New York University. Christopher Schlottmann is Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Environmental Studies and Affiliated Professor of Bioethics at New York University.

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