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Attfield, Robin

Environmental Ethics: An Overview for theTwenty-First Century

Attfield, Robin - Environmental Ethics: An Overview for theTwenty-First Century, ebook

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In this clear, concise, comprehensively revised and up-to-date introduction to environmental ethics, Robin Attfield guides the student through the key issues and debates in this field in ways that will also be of interest to a wide range of scholars and researchers.

The book introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems. Attfield also puts forward his own original contribution to the debates, advocating biocentric consequentialism among theories of normative ethics and defending objectivism in meta-ethics. The possibilities of ethical consumerism and investment are discussed, and the nature and basis of responsibilities for future generations in such areas as sustainable development are given detailed consideration. Attfield adopts an inclusive, cosmopolitan perspective in discussions of global ethics and citizenship, and illustrates his argument with a discussion of global warming, mitigation, adaptation and global justice.

The revised edition features a new chapter on climate change, new treatments of animal issues, ecofeminism, environmental aesthetics, invasion biology and virtue ethics, and new applications of the precautionary principle to fisheries, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. The glossary and bibliography have been updated to assist understanding of these themes.

The text uses a range of devices to aid understanding, such as summaries of key issues, and guides to further reading and relevant websites. It has been written particularly with a view to the needs of students taking courses in environmental ethics, and will be of interest to students and scholars of philosophy, ethics, geography, religion and environmental studies.

Keywords: Environmental Ethics, Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Politics of the Environment, Geography, Sustainability, Philosophy, Environmental Sociology

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
278 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745682280
Printed ISBN
9780745652535

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