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The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

Series: Environmental Philosophies

By: PB Thompson

196 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 1995 [2005 reprint] | #44391 | ISBN: 041508623X
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #44390 | ISBN: 0415086221
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About this book

This work challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. The author takes four `worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities: productionism, stewardship, economics, and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology from these ethical perspectives.


1. The Ethics of the Soil 2. The Environmental Critics of Agriculture 3. The Productionist Paradigm 4. Agricultural Stewardship and the Good Farmer 5. Calculating the True Cost of Food 6. The Holistic Alternative 7. Sustainable Agriculture Notes Bibliography

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