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Earth's Insights: A Multicultural Survey of Ecological Ethics from the Mediterranean Basin to the Australian Outback

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The environmental crisis is global in scope, yet contemporary environmental ethics is centered predominantly in Western philosophy and religion. Earth's Insights widens the scope of environmental ethics to include the ecological teachings embedded in non-Western worldviews. J. Baird Callicott ranges broadly, exploring the sacred texts of Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism, as well as the oral traditions of Polynesia, North and South America, and Australia. He also documents the attempts of various peoples to put their environmental ethics into practice. Finally, he wrestles with a question of vital importance to all people sharing the fate of this small planet: How can the world's many and diverse environmental philosophies be brought together in a complementary and consistent whole?

Table of Contents

Introduction : the notion of and need for environmental ethics — The historical roots of Western European environmental attitudes and values — Environmental attitudes and values in South Asian intellectual traditions — Traditional East Asian deep ecology — Ecological insights in East Asian Buddhism — Far Western environmental ethics — South American eco-eroticism — African biocommunitarianism and Australian dreamtime — A postmodern evolutionary-ecological environmental ethic — Traditional environmental ethics in action.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520914827
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Philosophy : Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Author:
Callicott, J. Baird
Author:
J. Baird Callicott
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Environmental ethics
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Ecology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Ecology
Publication Date:
October 1994
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
292

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

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