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Refounding Environmental Ethics: Pragmatism, Principle, and Practice

By: Ben A Minteer

212 pages, illustrations

Temple University Press

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #197288 | ISBN-13: 9781439900840
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Providing a bold and original rethinking of environmental ethics, Ben Minteer's "Refounding Environmental Ethics" will help ethicists and their allies resolve critical debates in environmental policy and conservation practice. Minteer considers the implications of John Dewey's pragmatist philosophy for environmental ethics, politics, and practice. He provides a new and compelling intellectual foundation for the fieldoone that supports a more activist, collaborative, and problem-solving philosophical enterprise.

Combining environmental ethics, democratic theory, philosophical pragmatism, and the environmental social sciences, Minteer makes the case for a more experimental, interdisciplinary, and democratic style of environmental ethicsoone that stands as an alternative to the field's historically dominant "nature-centred" outlook. Minteer also provides examples of his pragmatic approach in action, considering a wide range of application and issues, including invasive species, ecological research, biodiversity loss, protected area management, and conservation under global climate change.


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