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Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology, and Natural Selection: Suffering and Responsibility

By: Lisa Sideris

320 pages, no illustrations

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Aug 2003 | #137178 | ISBN: 0231126611
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Lisa Sideris proposes a new way of thinking about the natural world, an environmental ethic that incorporates the ideas of natural selection and values the processes rather than the products of nature.

This book offers a detailed, thoughtful exploration of alternative scientific and theological conceptions of the environment. -- Amy K. Wolfe Environment Readers of this journal should pay special attention to a book such as this. It is as clear a demonstration as exists of the import of scientific theorizing and the fusion between the culture of the sciences and that of the humanities. -- Michael P. Nelson, University of Idaho Environmental Conservation 31(3)2004 This critique ought to generate debate and responses...for the questions it asks are crucial to our common project. -- Anna L. Peterson Environmental Ethics Summer 2005 There is much to commend in this admirably clear and readable book. -- Michael S. Northcot Ecotheology 10/3 2005


IntroductionThis View of Life: The Significance of Evolutionary TheoryFor Environmental EthicsThe Best of All Possible Worlds: Ecofeminist Views of Nature and EthicsThe Ecological Model and the Reanimation of NatureDarwinian Equality for All: Secular Views of Animal Rights and LiberationPhilosophical and Theological Critiques of Ecological Theology: Broadening Environmental Ethics from Ecocentric and Theocentric PerspectivesA Comprehensive Naturalized EthicConclusion

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Lisa H. Sideris is an assistant professor at the McGill School of Environment and the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, Montreal.

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