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Environmental Ethics and Policy-Making

By: Mikael Stenmark


Hardback | Feb 2002 | #133614 | ISBN: 0754605639
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Shows how different environmental ethical theories support different goals of environmental management and issue in different policies in respect of population growth, agriculture and preservation of wilderness areas and endangered species.


Part 1 The ethical dimension of environmental problems: The limitations of science; Environmental ethics and views of nature. Part 2 Anthropocentric environmental ethics: Basic values in the ethic of sustainable development; Holistic and intergenerational anthropocentrism; Instrumental value, intrinsic value and inherent worth; Dualistic and holistic anthropocentrism; The anthropocentrism of sustainable development; Our responsibility to future generations. Part 3 Non-anthropocentric environmental ethics: Biocentric ethics; Ecocentric ethics. Part 4 Environmental management - aims and policies: Human population policies; Wilderness preservation policies; Wilderness management policies; Policies regarding endangered species; Agricultural policies. Part 5 The relevance of environmental ethics: Environmental ethical theories.

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