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Economy of the Earth

Economy of the Earth - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0521687133

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ISBN13: 978-0521687133
ISBN10: 0521687136
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2008
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Economy of the Earth - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521687133

Mark Sagoff

ISBN13: 978-0521687133
ISBN10: 0521687136
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Mark Sagoff draws on the last twenty years of debate over the foundations of environmentalism in this comprehensive revision of The Economy of the Earth. Posing questions pertinent to consumption, cost-benefit analysis, the normative implications of neo-Darwinism, the role of the natural in national history, and the centrality of the concept of place in environmental ethics, he analyzes social policy in relation to the environment, pollution, the workplace, and public safely and health. Sagoff distinguishes ethical from economic questions and explains which kinds of concepts, arguments, and processes are appropriate to each.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. At the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
or, why political questions are not all economic
3. The allocation and distribution of resources
4. Values and preferences
5. Can we put a price on nature's services?
6. Do we consume too much?
7. In an environmental ethic compatible with biological science?
8. Settling America or the concept of place in environmental ethics
9. Natural and national history
10. Environmentalism: death and resurrection.

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