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The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics (History of American Thought and Culture)

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Charting the history of contemporary philosophical and religious beliefs regarding nature, Roderick Nash focuses primarily on changing attitudes toward nature in the United States.  His work is the first comprehensive history of the concept that nature has rights and that American liberalism has, in effect, been extended to the nonhuman world.

“A splendid book.  Roderick Nash has written another classic.  This exploration of a new dimension in environmental ethics is both illuminating and overdue.”—Stewart Udall

    

“His account makes history ‘come alive.’”—Sierra

“So smoothly written that one almost does not notice the breadth of scholarship that went into this original and important work of environmental history.”—Philip Shabecoff, New York Times Book Review

“Clarifying and challenging, this is an essential text for deep ecologists and ecophilosophers.”—Stephanie Mills, Utne Reader

Synopsis:

Charting the history of contemporary philosophical and religious beliefs regarding nature, Roderick Nash focuses primarily on changing attitudes toward nature in the United States.  His work is the first comprehensive history of the concept that nature has rights and that American liberalism has, in effect, been extended to the nonhuman world.

About the Author

Roderick Nash is professor of history and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the author of nine books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299118440
Author:
Nash, Roderick
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Author:
Nash, Roderick
Author:
Nash, Roderick Frazier
Location:
Madison, Wis. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Environmental ethics
Subject:
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Environmental ethics -- History.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Human ecology - Moral and ethical aspects -
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
History of American Thought and Culture
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
19891131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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