A New Environmental Ethics

A New Environmental Ethics

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No one looking ahead at the middle of the last century could have foreseen the extent and the importance of the ensuing environmental crises. Now, more than a decade into the next century, no one can ignore it. A New Environmental Ethics: the Next Millennium for Life on Earth offers clear, powerful, and oftentimes moving thoughts from one of the first and most respected philosophers to write on the environment. Rolston, an early and leading pioneer in studying the moral relationship between humans and the earth, surveys the full spectrum of approaches in the field of environmental ethics. This book, however, is not simply a judicious overview. Instead, it offers critical assessments of contemporary academic accounts and draws on a lifetime of research and experience to suggest an outlook for the future. As a result, this focused, forward-looking analysis will be a necessary complement to any balanced textbook or anthology in environmental ethics, and will teach its readers to be responsible global citizens, and residents of their landscape, helping ensure that the future we have will be the one we wish for.Environmental problems are people problems, not gorilla or sequoia problems. The problem is to get people into a€œa healthy and productive life in harmony with naturea€ (UNCED, 1992). An anthropocentric ethics claims that people are both theanbsp;...

Title:A New Environmental Ethics
Author:Holmes Rolston III
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-04-23


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