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Doing Environmental Ethics (2ND 12 Edition)


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Doing Environmental Ethics faces our ecological crisis by drawing on environmental science, economic theory, international law, and religious teachings, as well as philosophical arguments. It engages students in constructing ethical presumptions based on arguments for duty, character, relationships, and rights, and then tests these moral presumptions by predicting the likely consequences of acting on them. Students apply what they learn to policy issues discussed in the final part of the book: sustainable consumption, environmental policy, clean air and water, agriculture, managing public lands, urban ecology, and climate change. Questions after each chapter and a worksheet aid readers in deciding how to live more responsibly.

The second edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in environmental ethics, including sustainable practices of corporations, environmental NGO actions, and rainforest certification programs. This edition also gives greater emphasis to environmental justice, Rawls, and ecofeminism. Revised study questions concern application and analysis, and new “Decisions” inserts invite students to analyze evaluate current environmental issues.


An engaging and commonsense exploration of how, with a deeper sense of self and one’s place in nature, we can begin to change our carbon footprint

About the Author

Robert Traer holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, a J.D. from the School of Law of the University of California at Davis, and a D.Min. from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is a faculty member of the Dominican University of California. With Harlan Stelmach, he is coauthor of Doing Ethics in a Diverse World (Westview Press).

Table of Contents

Part One: Ethics and Science

1. Moral Philosophy: An Adventure in Reasoning

2. Ethics and Science: Moral Consideration

3. Ethics and Economics: The Common Good

Part Two: Constructing and Testing Ethical Presumptions

4. Duty: Nature and Future Generations

5. Character: Ecological Virtues

6. Relationships: Empathy and Integrity

7. Rights: Humans and Animals?

8. Consequences: Predicting the Future


Part Three: Learning from Nature

9. Ecological Living: Sustainable Consumption

10. Environmental Policy: Governments, Corporations, NGOs

11. Air and Water: A Healthy Environment

12. Agriculture: Land and Life

13. Managing Public Land: Adaptive Management

14. Urban Ecology: Building Green

15. Climate Change: Global Warming

Product Details

Traer, Robert
Westview Press
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Philosophy | Ethics
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Second Edition
Publication Date:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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