The selections also discuss the substantive content of the environmental virtues and vices, and apply them to concrete environmental issues and problems. Cafaro s full curriculum vita can be found. While some authors take one of these approaches, others combine elements from two or more. By using immigration policy as a springboard to explore and clarify progressive goals and values, How Many Is Too Many? His work has appeared in journals such as Environmental Ethics, Ethics and the Environment, Journal of Social Philosophy, Philosophy Today, and Philosophy in the Contemporary World. Product Description There is one certainty regarding the human relationship with nature-there is no getting away from it. Topics include u rban sprawl and loss of farmland, h abitat loss and impacts on biodiversity, w ater demands and withdrawals from natural systems, c arbon dioxide emissions and resultant climate change, e nergy demands and national security implications, and i nternational impacts of U. It places Thoreau within a long tradition of ethical thinking in the West, from the ancients to the romantics, and explores his value for contemporary readers keen to answer the perennial ethical questions: How should I live my life? Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue.
Essays discuss new theoretical approaches to environmental virtue ethics and apply this approach to a variety of issues, such as simple living and anthropogenic species extinction. University of Georgia Press, 2012 seeks to reignite a robust discussion of population issues among environmentalists, policymakers, and the general public. . Makes the case that an ethics of character is an indispensable part of an adequate environmental ethics. Contributors include Lester Brown, Dave Foreman, Stephanie Mills and Captain Paul Watson. There are few issues in the national debate as important for the future as the health of the environment. Environmental virtue ethics presents a positive vision of people living well in a flourishing natural world, challenging the presumption that environmentalism is primarily about restraint, sacrifice and thou shalt nots.
In addition to access to all the best science, we need to know how philosophers are grappling with the subject. Highly recommended, and an excellent companion volume to Sandler's Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics. Contributors include Lester Brown, Dave Foreman, Stephanie Mills and Captain Paul Watson. A complete environmental ethic requires both an ethic of action and an ethic of character. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 19 2006: 541-561. Environmental virtue ethics is the area of environmental ethics concerned with character.
Part 1 Part One: Recognizing Environmental Virtue Ethics Chapter 2 Introduction: Environmental Virtue Ethics Chapter 3 The Emergence of Ecological Virtue Language Chapter 4 Thoreau, Leopold, and Carson: Toward an Environmental Virtue Ethics Part 5 Part Two: Environmental Virtue Ethics Theory Chapter 6 Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments Chapter 7 Environmental Virtue Ethics: Half the Truth but Dangerous as a Whole Chapter 8 Virtue Ethics as Foundational for a Global Ethic Chapter 9 A Virtue Ethics Approach to Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic Chapter 10 Virtue Ethics and Repugnant Conclusions Part 11 Part Three: Environmental Virtues And Vices Chapter 12 Benevolence as an Environmental Virtue Chapter 13 Gluttony, Arrogance, Greed and Apathy: An Exploration of Environmental Vice Chapter 14 Religion and Environmental Virtue Chapter 15 Cardinal Environmental Virtues Part 16 Part Four: The Application Of Environmental Virtue Chapter 17 Synergistic Environmental Virtues: Consumerism and Human Flourishing Chapter 18 A Virtue Ethics Perspective on Genetically Modified Crops. P olitical progressives favoring a more equitable distribution of wealth, economic security for workers and their families, the preservation of other species on the American landscape, and the political empowerment of common citizens should support reducing immigration into the United States. What is my proper place in nature? In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Cafaro is author, editor, or co-editor of the following five books: is now out from University of Chicago Press 2015. The book is accessible to a general readership, but it could also serve as a stimulating text for courses and seminars dealing with the relation between man and his environment, the importance of character in inspiring the duties required to preserve it, and the organized apathy that threatens the balance of Nature itself. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. A collection of articles that explore the multiple connections between human flourishing and environmental protection.
Journal of Experiential Education 30 2008 : 294-298. His work on environmental ethics has appeared in Environmental Ethics, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, and Ethics for Everyday. A timely and much-needed collection. It is paradoxically both a very new and a relatively old or established approach. It should not be mistaken for a standard textbook addressing solutions to practical engineering problems. For a quick look attheoverall argument, see. Ronald Sandler is assistant professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
How can I be a good friend, neighbor, and citizen? What is my proper place in nature? University of Chicago Press, 2015 argues that c urrent immigration levels—the highest in U. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 2010 : 85-108. Book Summary: The title of this book is Environmental Virtue Ethics and it was written by Editor. The selections in this collection, consisting of ten original and four reprinted essays by leading scholars in the field, discuss the role that virtue and character have traditionally played in environmental discourse, and reflect upon the role that it should play in the future. Emplotting Virtue: A Narrative Approach to Environmental Virtue Ethics. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 2004.
He also currently serves as book review editor for the journal. Dirty Virtues: The Emergence of Ecological Virtue Ethics. Wuerthner ed , Thrillcraft: The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation Foundation for Deep Ecology, 2007 : 31-35. The selections in this collection, consisting of ten original and four reprinted essays by leading scholars in the field, discuss the role that virtue and character have traditional played in environmental discourse, and reflect upon the role that it should play in the future. Political progressives favoring a more equitable distribution of wealth, economic security for workers and their families, the preservation ofother species on the American landscape, and the political empowerment of common citizens should support reducing immigration into the United States.
The first on the topic of environmental virtue ethics, this book seeks to provide the definitive anthology that will both establish the importance of environmental virtue in environmental discourse and advance the current research on environmental virtue in interesting and original ways. How can I be a good friend, neighbor, and citizen? By using immigration policy as a springboard to explore and clarify progressive goals and values, How Many Is Too Many? Environmental Ethics 25 2003 : 375-379. This collection establishes the indispensability of environmental virtue ethics to environmental ethics. Rowman and Littlefield, 2005 : 135-58. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. BioScience 53 2003 : 759-765. In it, I place Thoreau within a long tradition of ethical thinking in the West, from the ancients to the romantics, and exp lore his value for contemporary readers keen to answer the perennial ethical questions: How should I live my life? Journal of Experiential Education 31 2009 : 341-358.
But while a relationship with nature is a given, the nature of that relationship is not. Biological Conservation 170 2014 : 1-2. For a summary of the overall argument, see this in the Chronicle of Higher Education or listen to my with Maria Stadtmueller on her podcast The Big Chew. Co-edited with Eileen Crist, with a foreword by Anne and Paul Ehrlich. Environmental Ethics 31 2009 : 3-28. Environmental virtue ethicists take inspiration for a variety of schools of virtue ethics and from diverse backgrounds in environmental ethics. The essays are scholarly, imaginative, clearly written, and will be of interest to all readers with an interest in environmental philosophy.