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Earth Ethics: Introductory Readings on Animal Rights, and Environmental Ethicsby James P. Sterba
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This anthology contains numerous up-to-date, well-related readings on animal rights/animal liberation and environmental ethics—in addition to current topics such as ecological feminism, and practical applications. Approaching its subjects through a set of opposing readings shows the strength and weaknesses of various alternative positions. Readings cover the topics of Judeo-Christian Perspectives, Respect for Nature, The Land Ethic/Deep Ecology, Reconciliation and Defense, Social Ecology and Environmental Racism, and NonWestern Religious and Cultural Perspectives. For individuals concerned about the environment and the non-humans who inhabit it.
Table of Contents
II. JUDEO-CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES.
1. The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis, Lynn White Jr.
2. For God So Loved the World, Andrew Linzey.
III. ANIMAL LIBERATION AND ANIMAL RIGHTS.
3. Down on the Factory Farm, Peter Singer.
4. The Use of Animals in Science, Sidney Gendin.
5. All Animals are Equal, Peter Singer.
6. The Case for Animal Rights, Tom Regan.
7. A Critique of Regan's Theory of Rights, Dale Jamieson.
8. Ethical Vegetarianism Is Unfair to Women and Children, Katherine Paxton George.
9. The Limits of Trooghaft, Desmond Stewart.
IV. RESPECT FOR NATURE.
10. The Ethics of Respect for Nature, Paul W. Taylor.
11. Environmental Ethics and International Justice, Bernard E. Rollins.
12. Environmental Values and Future Generations, Bryan Norton.
13. The Aesthetics of Wildlife Preservation, Eugene Hargrove.
V. THE LAND ETHIC/DEEP ECOLOGY.
14. The Land Ethic: Conservation as a Moral Issue; Thinking like a Mountain, Aldo Leopold.
15. Deep Ecology, Bill Devall and George Sessions.
16. The Ecology of Order and Chaos, Donald Worster.
VI. RECONCILIATION AND DEFENSE.
17. The Rights of the Nonhuman World, Mary Anne Warren.
18. A Biocentrist Strikes Back, James P. Sterba.
VII. ECOLOGICAL FEMINISM.
19. From Heroic to Holistic Ethics: The Ecofeminist Challenge, Marti Kheel.
20. The Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism, Karen J. Warren.
VIII. SOCIAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM.
21. What is Social Ecology?, Murray Bookchin.
22. Overcoming Racism in Environmental Decision Making, Robert D. Bullard.
IX. NON-WESTERN RELIGIOUS AND CULTURE PERSPECTIVES.
23. Ties that Bind: Native American beliefs as a Foundation for Environmental Consciousness, Annie L. Booth and Harvey M. Jacobs.
24. African Biocommunitarianism and Australian Dreamtime, J. Baird Callicott.
25. The Buddhist Attitude toward Nature, Lily de Silva.
26. Taoism and the Foundation of Environmental Ethics, Po-Keung Ip.
X. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: GLOBAL WARMING AND OZONE DEPLETION.
27. Global Warming: How Serious is the Threat?, G. Tyler Miller.
28. The Ozone Backlash, Gary Taubes.
29. International Convention on Climate Change.
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: ENDANGERED SPECIES.
30. Endangered Species, Holmes Ralston III.
31. Seeking Global Solutions, John Tuxill.
32. International Convention on Biological Diversity.
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: RADICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION.
33. Tora! Tora! Tora!, Paul Watson.
34. Earth First!, Dave Foreman.
35. Take Back the Earth, Chaia Hellner.
36. Ecological Sabotage: Pranks on Terrorism?, Eugene Hargrove.
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
37. Do We Consume Too Much?, Mark Sagoff.
38. No Middle Way on the Environment: A Response to Sagoff, Paul R. Ehrich, Gretchen C. Daily, Scott C. Daily, Norman Myers, and James Salzman.
39. Reply to My Critics, Mark Sagoff.
40. Consuming the Earth: The Biophysics of Sustainability, William E. Rees.
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