An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy

Paperback | September 1, 1998

EditorAnthony WestonbyDavid Abram, Jim Cheney

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Brief, inviting, and provocative, this book is a perfect introduction to the burgeoning field of environmental ethics. It animates the basic questions, tells compelling stories, and offers a range of philosophical responses as complementary--not antagonistic--exploratory strategies vital tothis growing topic. The book is built around five individually authored chapters, each a representative contribution by a major author in the field. Each chapter covers a central topic in environmental ethics in a somewhat different style. An epilogue offers both a bibliographical guide to thesetopics and many related issues and a practical guide to environmental action. An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy is an ideal text for courses in environmental ethics and environmental philosophy and an intriguing and rich supplement to a general ethics course, as well as a bridge into the academic literature in environmental philosophy.

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Brief, inviting, and provocative, this book is a perfect introduction to the burgeoning field of environmental ethics. It animates the basic questions, tells compelling stories, and offers a range of philosophical responses as complementary--not antagonistic--exploratory strategies vital tothis growing topic. The book is built around f...

Anthony Weston is at Elon College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 5.51 × 8.19 × 0.59 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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AcknowledgmentsAnthony Weston: Introduction1. David Abram: A More-Than-Human World2. Anthony Weston: Is it Too Late?3. Val Plumwood: Paths Beyond Human-Centeredness: Lessons from Liberation Struggles4. Holmes Rolston, III: Ethics on the Home Planet5. Jim Cheney: The Journey HomeAnthony Weston: Epilogue: Going On