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Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World: Values, Philosophy and Action

Series: Ecology and Ethics Volume: 1

By: Ricardo Rozzi(Editor), Steward TA Pickett(Editor), Clare Palmer(Editor), Juan J Armesto(Editor), J Baird Callicott(Editor)

415 pages, 28 colour & 10 b/w illustrations, 6 tables


Hardback | Feb 2014 | #219728 | ISBN-13: 9789400774698
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To comprehensively address the complexities of current socio-ecological problems involved in global environmental change, it is indispiseble to achieve an integration of ecological understanding and ethical values. Contemporary science proposes an inclusive ecosystem concept that recognizes humans as components. Contemporary environmental ethics includes eco-social justice and the realization that as important as biodiversity is cultural diversity, inter-cultural, inter-institutional, and international collaboration requiring a novel approach known as biocultural conservation. Right action in confronting the challenges of the 21st century requires science and ethics to be seamlessly integrated.

Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World resulted from the 14th Cary Conference that brought together leading scholars and practitioners in ecology and environmental philosophy to discuss core terminologies, methods, questions, and practical frameworks for long-term socio-ecological research, education, and decision making.


I. Integrating philosophy and ecology: Biocultural interfaces
Chapter 1.0. Introduction. Ricardo Rozzi
Chapter 1.1. Biocultural Ethics. Ricardo Rozzi
Chapter 1.2. Introduced Species, Homogenizing Biotas and Cultures. Daniel Simberloff
Chapter 1.3. Traditional Knowledge and Wisdom: A Guide for Understanding and Shaping Alaskan Social-Ecological Change. F. Stuart Chapin, III, Patricia Cochran, H. Huntington, Corrine N. Knapp, Todd J. Brinkman & Lily R. Gadamus
Chapter 1.4. Traditional Ecological Values, Knowledge, and Practices in Twenty-First Century Hawai`i. Peter Vitousek and Kamanamaikalani Beamer
Chapter 1.5. Tradition as Benefit or Barrier? The Case of Us Christian Religion in the Formation of Environmental Ethics. Susan Power Bratton
Chapter 1.6. Environment Imagination Situation. Irene J. Klaver

II. Ecological worldviews: aesthetic, metaphors, and conservation
Chapter 2.0. Introduction. J. Baird Callicott
Chapter 2.1. The Worldview Concept and Aldo Leopold’s Project of “World View” Remediation. J. Baird Callicott
Chapter 2.2. The Link between Aesthetic Appreciation and the Preservation Imperative. Sheila Lintott and Allen Carlson
Chapter 2.3. The Metaphorical Links between Ecology, Ethics, and Society. Brendon M. H. Larson
Chapter 2.4. Science as Sacred Myth? Ecospirituality in the Anthropocene Age. Lisa H. Sideris
Chapter 2.5. Rachel Carson's Environmental Ethics. Philip Cafaro
Chapter 2.6. Aldo Leopold from Sciences to Ethics and Policy. Curt Meine

III. Environmental Philosophy: ethics, epistemology, justice
Chapter 3.0. Introduction. Clare Palmer
Chapter 3.1. Contested Frameworks in Environmental Ethics. Clare Palmer
Chapter 3.2. Legacies of Positivism in the Philosophy of Science. Helen Longino
Chapter 3.3. Ecological Objects for Environmental Ethics. Christopher H. Eliot
Chapter 3.4. Ecology, Ethics and Global Justice. Tim Hayward
Chapter 3.5. Whose Danger, Which Climate? Mesopotamian versus Liberal Accounts of Climate Justice. Michael S. Northcott
Chapter 3.6. Environmental Justice, Ecofeminism and Power. Chaone Mallory

IV. Ecosystems: science, values, and action
Chapter 4.0. Introduction. Steward Pickett
Chapter 4.1. Paradigms in and of Ecology. Steward Pickett
Chapter 4.2. Hierarchy Theory: An Overview.  Jianguo Wu
Chapter 4.3. Ecosystem Services: Is a Planet Servicing One Species Likely to Function? Shahid Naeem
Chapter 4.4. Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World: Values, Philosophy, and Action Environmental Justice and Power. Stephanie Pincetl
Chapter 4.5. Not Such Strange Bedfellows: Underserved Public Audiences as Collaborators for Ecologists. Nalini M. Nadkarni
Chapter 4.6. A Call For Ethics Literacy in Environmental Education. Alexandria K. Poole, Eugene C. Hargrove, Philip Day, William Forbes, Ginger Potter, Alan R. Berkowitz, Peter Feinsinger and Ricardo Rozzi


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