Synopses & Reviews
Brief, inviting, and provocative, this book is a perfect introduction to the burgeoning field of environmental ethics. It animates the basic questions, tells compelling stories, and offers a range of philosophical responses as complementary--not antagonistic--exploratory strategies vital to this growing topic. The book is built around five individually authored chapters, each a representative contribution by a major author in the field. Each chapter covers a central topic in environmental ethics in a somewhat different style. An epilogue offers both a bibliographical guide to these topics and many related issues and a practical guide to environmental action.
An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy is an ideal text for courses in environmental ethics and environmental philosophy and an intriguing and rich supplement to a general ethics course, as well as a bridge into the academic literature in environmental philosophy.
This short, accessible, and provocative work is a perfect invitation to the burgeoning field of environmental ethics. It raises basic questions, tells compelling stories, and offers a range of philosophical responses. The book is built around five individually authored chapters, each a unique contribution by a major author in the field. 8 photos.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Anthony Weston
1. A More-Than-Human World, David Abram
2. Is it Too Late?, Anthony Weston
3. Paths Beyond Human-Centeredness: Lessons from Liberation Struggles, Val Plumwood
4. Ethics on the Home Planet, Holmes Rolston, III
5. The Journey Home, Jim Cheney
Epilogue: Going On, Anthony Weston