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The Spirit of the Soil Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

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By: PB Thompson
196 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Routledge
The Spirit of the Soil
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  • The Spirit of the Soil ISBN: 9780415086233 Paperback Dec 1995 Out of Print #44391
  • The Spirit of the Soil ISBN: 9780415086226 Hardback Dec 1994 Out of Print #44390
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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.

Contents

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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Out of Print
By: PB Thompson
196 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Routledge
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