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What right do humans have to claim sovereignty over the land, to build fences and set boundaries when nature itself recognizes no such boundaries? Is there hope for a new land ethic that is less destructive toward the land, that views nature as something to be valued and nurtured rather than exploited and "developed"?One of the main challenges of contemporary environmentalism is to find a lasting, more ethical way for people to live on the planet. In "Bounded People, Boundless Lands," legal scholar Eric T. Freyfogle asks a series of pointed and challenging questions about the human quest for ecological harmony. Deftly interweaving moral and ethical considerations with case studies and real-life situations, Freyfogle provides a deep philosophical examination of personal responsibility and the dominion of human beings over the earth. He raises provocative questions about private property rights, responsible land ownership, the rights of wildlife, and ecological health. Although the questions that Freyfogle asks are not new, they are presented in the context of contemporary events, often connected to legal cases, which allows him to bring age-old issues up to date, and to make direct connections between abstract concepts and our own lives.Throughout, Freyfogle questions the way human beings envision the land, thinking they can claim nature as their own, and criticizes market approaches to valuing and using nature. As an introduction to land ethics, but one that embraces environmental, legal, and philosophical arguments, "Bounded People, Boundless Lands" is a unique contribution to the environmental literature.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-196) and index.

About the Author

Eric T. Freyfogle is Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is also director of the Illinois Environmental Council, and author of Justice and the Earth (The Free Press, 1993).

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Bounding the Land

Chapter 2: Taking New Bearings

Chapter 3: Setting a Course

Chapter 4: Grappling with Individualism

Chapter 5: Mat Feltner's World

Chapter 6: Private Property and the

American Dream

Chapter 7: Staying Home

Chapter 8: Gaining Wisdom from the Prairie

Chapter 9: Promoting Land Health

Coda: Toward a Shared Land Ethic

Sources, Acknowledgments, and Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559634182
Subtitle:
Envisioning A New Land Ethic
Author:
Freyfogle, Eric T.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Property
Subject:
Environmental ethics
Subject:
Environmental responsibility
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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