Synopses & Reviews
This latest addition to the acclaimed Oxford Readings in Philosophy series offers a selection of some of the best articles on ethics and the environment written in the last twenty years. Focusing on the philosophical issues underlying this key topic, the contributions cover duties to future people, resource conservation, species and wilderness preservation, the relevance of ecology to ethics, ecofeminism, and the tension between political liberalism and environmentalism. Including writings by Baird Callicot, Colleen D. Clements, Mary Midgley, John Passmore, Holmes Rolston III, Mark Sagoff, Elliott Sober, Mary B. Williams, Andrew Brennan, Freya Matthews, Val Plumwood, and Richard Routley, this accessible and timely book makes a perfect introduction to the main debates in this area.
"Elliot has assembled a notable set of readings."--Times Literary Supplement
"A nice collection of careful essays on a range of environmental issues."--Malcolm Munson, Greenville Technical College
"...this collection does a nice job of reflecting both the depth of the insights and some of the difficulties remaining in this area of study."--Ethics
This volume features a selection of articles concerning ethics and the environment. It offers an introduction to the main debates in the area, and deals with such issues as the duty to future generations, resource conservation, species and wilderness preservation, and much more.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -251) and index.