Widens the scope of environmental ethics beyond purely Western thought to encompass 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, and then asks the crucial question: how can the world's many and diverse environmental philosophies be brought together in a complementary and consistent whole?
Preface Foreword, by Tom Hayden 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 Evolutional-Ecological Environmental Ethic Traditional Evironmental Ethics in Action
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J. Baird Callicott is Professor of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the Institute of Applied Sciences, University of North Texas, and author of In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy (1989).