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Edited by a team of nationally-recognized experts, this anthology features the best available selections — some written especially for this volume.
Conceptually focused and easily manageable, this book is divided into five sections that explore the full spectrum of concerns in contemporary Eco-philosophy — Environmental Ethics, Deep Ecology, Ecofeminism, Political Ecology, Animal Liberation/Rights.
Book News Annotation:
These 25 contributions discuss current problems in the areas of environmental ethics, deep ecology, ecofeminism, and political ecology. Topics include free-market and socialist environmentalism, sustainable development, social ecology, bioregionalism , ecotage, and ways for environmental ethicists to respond to the scientific challenges to the ecosystem paradigm. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Is there a need for a new, an environmental, ethic? / Richard Sylvan (Routley) — All animals are equal / Peter Singer — Animal rights, human wrongs / Tom Regan — On being morally considerable / Kenneth E. Goodpaster — The ethics of respect for nature / Paul W. Taylor — The land ethic / Aldo Leopold — The conceptual foundations of the land ethic / J. Baird Callicott — Challenges in environmental ethics / Holmes Rolston III — Do deconstructive ecology and sociobiology undermine Leopold's land ethic? / J. Baird Callicott — The viable human / Thomas Berry — The deep ecological movement : some philosophical aspects / Arne Naess — Demystifying the critiques of deep ecology / Harold Glasser — The deep ecology-ecofeminism debate and its parallels / Warwick Fox — Ecocentrism, wilderness, and global ecosystem protection / George Sessions — The death of nature / Carolyn Merchant — Nature, self, and gender : feminism, environmental philosophy, and the critique of rationalism / Val Plumwood — Working with nature : reciprocity or control? / Ariel Salleh — The power and the promise of ecological feminism / Karen J. Warren — Free market versus political environmentalism / Terry L. Anderson and Donald R. Leal — A declaration of sustainability / Paul Hawken — Is liberalism environment-friendly? / Avner de-Shalit — Socialism and ecology / James O'Connor — A social ecology / John Clark — The place, the region, and the commons / Gary Snyder — Ecotage / Christopher Manes.
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