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Environmental Ethics and Policy Book : Philosophy, Ecology and Economics

Environmental Ethics and Policy Book : Philosophy, Ecology and Economics - 2nd edition

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ISBN13: 978-0534525248

Donald Van deVeer and Christine Pierce

ISBN13: 978-0534525248
ISBN10: 0534525245
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This text and sourcebook crosses disciplinary boundaries and attends seriously to economic reasoning and its implications for environmental policy issues while taking a broad view of questions of ethics. It is appropriate and valuable not only for philosophy and environmental science users but also for those interested in economics, biology, engineering, and public policy.

Author Bio

Van deVeer, Donald : North Carolina State University


Pierce, Christine : North Carolina State University

Table of Contents

Prologue: World Scientists' Warning to Humanity.


PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO ETHICAL THEORY.

1. Moral Argument and Ethical Theory.
2. Influential Ideas and Theories.

PART II: RELIGOUS AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES.

3. Preview.
4. Lynn White, Jr.: "The Historic Roots of Our Ecological Crisis."
5. Andrew Linzey: "For God So Loved the World."
6. Nina Rosenstand: "Everyone Needs a Stone."
7. Stephen Jay Gould: "Can We Complete Darwin's Revolution?"

PART III: THE OTHER ANIMALS.

8. Preview.
9. Frans de Waal: "Good Natured - The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals."
10. Peter Singer: "Animal Liberation."
11. Tom Regan: "The Case for Animal Rights."
12. Donald Van deVeer: "Interspecific Justice."
13. Gary Varner: "The Prospect for Consensus and Convergence in the Animal Rights Debate."
14. Edward O. Wilson: "The Little Things That Run the World."
15. Sidelight: Parachuting Cats and Interconnectedness.

PART IV: CONSTRUCTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL ETHIC.

A: THE BROADER, BIOTIC COMMUNITY.

16. Preview.
17. Kenneth Goodpaster: "On Being Morally Considerable."
18. Christopher Stone: "Should Trees Have Standing? - Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects."
19. Paul W. Taylor: "The Ethics of Respect for Nature."
20. Sidelight: Obstacles to Reasoned Discussion.
21. Aldo Leopold: "The Land Ethic."
22. J. Baird Callicott: "The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic."
23. Bryan G. Norton: "Integration or Reduction: Two Approaches to Environmental Values."

B: DEEP ECOLOGY AND SOCIAL ECOLOGY.

24. Preview.
25. Bill Devall and George Sessions: "Deep Ecology."
26. Arne Naess: "Self-Realization: An Ecological Approach to Being in the World."
27. Murray Bookchin: "Will Ecology Become 'The Dismal Science'?''
28. Sidelight: Do What's Natural, You Say?

C: ECOFEMINISM.

29. Preview.
30. Val Plumwood: "Nature, Self, and Gender: Feminism, Environmental Philosophy, and the Critique of Rationalism."
31. Karen J. Warren: "The Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism."
32. Vandana Shiva: "Development, Ecology, and Women."
33. Victoria Davion: "How Feminist Is Ecofeminism?"

PART V: ECONOMICS, ETHICS, AND ECOLOGY.

A: LETTING THE MARKET DECIDE.

34. Preview.
35. A. Myrick Freeman III: "The Ethical Basis of the Economic View of the Environment."
36. Mark Sagoff: "At the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, or Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic."

B: COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS.

37. Preview.
38. Stephen Kelman: "Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique."
39. Herman B. Leonard and Richard J. Zeckhauser: "Cost-Benefit Analysis Defended."
40. Sidelight: Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Tool for All Seasons?
41. Robert Repetto: "Earth in the Balance Sheet."
42. Donald A. Brown: "Ethics, Science, and Environmental Regulation."

C: FROM THE COMMONS TO PROPERTY.

43. Preview.
44. Garrett Hardin: "The Tragedy of the Commons."
45. George Monbiot: "The Tragedy of Enclosure."
46. John Locke: "The Creation of Property."
47. Kristin Shrader-Frechette: "Property Rights in Natural Resources."
48. Mark Sagoff: "Takings, Just Compensation, and the Environment."
49. The Rio Declaration.

D: HUMAN POPULATION AND PRESSURE ON ''RESOURCES''.

50. Preview.
51. Thomas Robert Malthus: "An Essay on the Principle of Population."
52. Sidelight: If Earth Could Speak.
53. Garrett Hardin: "Lifeboat Ethics."
54. Julian Simon: "Can the Supply of Resources Really Be Infinite? Yes!"
55. Partha S. Dasgupta: "Population, Poverty, and the Local Environment."
56. Holmes Rolston III: "Feeding People versus Saving Nature."
57. Ronnie Zoe Hawkins: "Reproductive Choices: The Ecological Dimension."

E: FUTURE GENERATIONS AND SUSTAINABILITY QUESTIONS.

58. Preview.
59. Bryan G. Norton: "Environmental Problems and Future Generations."
60. Sidelight: Richard (Routley) Sylvan and Val (Routley) Plumwood: "The Nuclear Train to the Future."
61. Robert M. Solow: "Sustainability: An Economist's Perspective."
62. Robert E. Goodin: "Sustainability."
63. Wilfred Beckerman: "Sustainable Development: Is It a Useful Concept?"
64. Herman E. Daly: "On Wilfred Beckerman's Critique of Sustainable Development."

PART VI: ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND POLICIES.

A: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY.

65. Preview.
66. E.O. Wilson: "The Diversity of Life."
67. Stephen Jay Gould: "What Is a Species?"
68. Lilly-Marlene Russow: "Why Do Species Matter?"
69. Holmes Rolston III: "Why Species Matter."

B: WILDERNESS AND FORESTS.

70. Preview.
71. Ramachandra Guha: "Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique."
72. Norman Myers: "Tropical Forests and Their Species: Going, Going . . . ?"
73. Perri Knize: "The Mismanagement of the National Forests."
74. Charles E. Little: "On Top of Mount Mitchell."
75. Bryan G. Norton: "Forest Service Policy."

C: CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY.

76. Preview.
77. Karl Grossman: "Environmental Racism."
78. Herman Daly: "Consumption and the Environment."
79. Luis N. Camacho: "Consumption as a Theme in the North-South Dialogue."
80. Lisa H. Newton: "The Chainsaws of Greed: The Case of the Pacific Lumber."
81. Christopher Stone: "Why Shouldn't Corporations Be Socially Responsible?"
82. Mark Sagoff: "I Am No Greenpeacer, But . . . or Environmentalism, Risk Communication, and the Lower Middle Class."

D: SLIDING TO GLOBAL CATASTROPHE.

83. Preview.
84. Rachel Carson: "Silent Spring."
85. Robert Goodland: "The Case That the World Has Reached Limits."
86. Patrick J. Michaels: "The Climate-Change Debacle: the Perils of Politicizing Science."
87. Christopher Flavin: "A Response."
88. Sidelight: David T. Suzuki: "Let's Transform the Military."

PART VII: VARIETIES OF ACTIVISM.

89. Preview.
90. David Foreman: "Strategic Monkeywrenching."
91. Rik Scarce: "The Sea Shepherds: Bringing Justice to the High Seas."
92. Kristin Shrader-Frechette: "An Apologia for Activism: Global Responsibility, Ethical Advocacy, and Environmental Problems."
93. Guy Claxton: "Involuntary Simplicity: Changing Dysfunctional Habits of Consumption."
94. Sidelight: A Resistance Movement of One's Own.

PART VIII: LEARNING AND RESEARCH TOOLS.

Glossary.
Time Chart.
Internet Environment Resources.
Bibliography.

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