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Environmental Philosophy: Critical Concepts in the Environment

Edited By: J Baird Callicott and

2064 pages, 5 Vol set


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #149696 | ISBN: 041532646X
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This collection gathers classic, influential, and important papers in environmental philosophy from the late 1960's and early 1970's to the present. The volumes explore environmental ethics, epistemological, metaphysical, and comparative worldview questions raised by environmental concerns.


Volume 1: Values and Ethics Part 1: Seminal and Early Works 1. Aldo Leopold, 'The Land Ethic' in Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1949), pp. 201-226. 2. Richard Routley, 'Is There a Need for a New, an Environmental Ethic?', in Michael E. Zimmerman, J. Baird Callicott, George Sessions, Karen J. Warren, and John Clark, Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology, (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993), pp. 12-21. [This paper was originally published in Bulgarian Organizing Committee (editors), Proceedings of the XVth World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 1(Varna Bulgaria: Sophia Press, 1973), pp. 205-210.] 3. Joel Feinberg, 'The Rights of Animals and Unborn Generations', in William T. Blackstone, ed., Philosophy & Environmental Crisis, (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1974), pp. 43-68. 4. Holmes Rolston III, 'Is There an Ecological Ethic?,' Ethics, 85, 1975, pp. 93-109. Part 2: Zoocentrism 5. Peter Singer, 'All Animals Are Equal,' Philosophic Exchange, 1, 1974, pp. 103-116. 6. Donald VanDeVeer, 'Interspecific Justice,' Inquiry, 22, 1979, pp. 55-79. Part 3: Biocentrism 7. Kenneth E. Goodpaster, 'On Being Morally Considerable,' Journal of Philosophy, 75, 1978, pp. 308-325. 8. Robin Attfield, 'The Good of Trees', Journal of Value Inquiry, 15, 1981, pp. 35-54. 9. Paul W. Taylor, 'The Ethics of Respect for Nature', Environmental Ethics, 3, 1981, pp. 197-218. Part 4: Ecocentrism 10. Holmes Rolston III, 'Can and Ought We to Follow Nature?,' Environmental Ethics, 1, 1979, pp. 7-30. 11. Val Plumwood and Richard Routley, 'Against the Inevitability of Human Chauvinism,' in K. E. Goodpaster and K. E. Sayer, Ethics and the Problems of the 21st Century, (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1979), pp. 36-59. 12. Allen Carlson, 'Appreciation of the Natural Environment,' Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 37, 1979, pp. 267-275. 13. J. Baird Callicott, 'The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic', in J. Baird Callicott, ed., Companion to A Sand County Almanac: Interpretive and Critical Essays, (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987), pp. 186-217. Part 5: The Possibility of Environmental Ethics 14. Tom Regan, 'The Nature and Possibility of an Environmental Ethic,' Environmental Ethics, 3, 1981, pp. 19-34. 15. Evelyn B. Pluhar, 'The Justification of an Environmental Ethic,' Environmental Ethics, 5, 1983, pp. 47-61. 16. Mary Midgley, 'Duties Concerning Islands: Of Rights and Obligations', Encounter, 60, 1983, pp. 36-43. Part 6: The Intrinsic Value of Nature 17. William Go

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