Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works

Paperback | November 16, 2011

EditorDavid Schmidtz, Elizabeth Willott

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Extensively revised and expanded in this second edition, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works examines morality from an environmental perspective. Featuring seventy-one accessible selections - from classic articles to examples of cutting-edge original research - itaddresses both theory and practice. Asking what really matters, the first section of the book explores the abstract ideas of human value and value in nature. The second section turns to the question of what it would take to solve our real-world environmental problems. Moving beyond the "hype," it presents authoritative essays onapplying environmental ethics to the issues that matter right now. The book is enhanced by chapter introductions ("Questions for Reflection and Discussion") that offer brief summaries and questions for further analysis and class discussion.

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Extensively revised and expanded in this second edition, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works examines morality from an environmental perspective. Featuring seventy-one accessible selections - from classic articles to examples of cutting-edge original research - itaddresses both theory and practice. Asking what ...

David Schmidtz is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and joint Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Person, Polis, Planet (2008), Elements of Justice (2006), and Rational Choice and Moral Agency (1995), and coauthor of A Brief History of Liberty (2010). Elizabeth Willott is a Principal Research Special...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to this EditionPrefaceRules, Principles, and Integrity: A General IntroductionPART I. WHAT REALLY MATTERS? ESSAYS ON VALUE IN NATURE1. Where We Are, How We Got Here: The Roots of Crisis1-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: GuiltLynn White, Jr.: 1-2. Historical Roots of Our Ecological CrisisJ. Baird Callicott: 1-3. Environmental Philosophy Is Environmental Activism: The Most Radical and Effective KindShepard Krech: * 1-4. Pleistocene ExtinctionsHoward F. Lyman with Glen Merzer: 1-5. Mad Cowboy: The Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat MeatMichael Pollan: * 1-6. Agricultural Contradictions of ObesityBill McKibben: * 1-7. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future2. Respect for Nature2-1a. Introduction: The Last Man and the Search for Objective Value2-1b. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Respect for AnimalsPeter Singer: 2-2. All Animals Are EqualMark Sagoff: 2-3. Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics: Bad Marriage, Quick DivorceHolmes Rolston: 2-4. Values in and Duties to the Natural WorldIan Whyte: 2-5. The Elephant Management Dilemma2-6. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Respect for LifeChristopher D. Stone: 2-7. Should Trees Have StandingGary Varner: 2-8. iocentric Individualism2-9. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Equal RespectPaul W. Taylor: 2-10. The Ethics of Respect for NatureDavid Schmidtz: 2-11. Are All Species Equal?3. Holistic Ethics3-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: The LandAldo Leopold: 3-2. The Land EthicArne Naess: * 3-3. The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A SummaryElliott Sober: 3-4. Philosophical Problems for EnvironmentalismRamachandra Guha: 3-5. Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique4. Ecofeminism4-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Three Models of OppressionKristen Hessler and Elizabeth Willott: 4-2. Feminism and EcofeminismKaren J. Warren: 4-3. The Power and the Promise of Ecological FeminismGreta Gaard and Lori Gruen: * 4-4. Ecofeminism: Global Justice and Planetary HealthGita Sen: 4-5. Women, Poverty, and Population: Issues for the Concerned EnvironmentalistV. Rukmini Rao: 4-6. Women Farmers of India's Deccan Plateau5. Environmental Justice5-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Justice to WinKristin Shrader-Frechette: * 5-2. Environmental Justice: Creating Equality, Reclaiming DemocracyVandana Shiva: * 5-3. Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and ProfitDavid Schmidtz: 5-4. Natural Enemies: An Anatomy of Environmental Conflict6. How Wild Does Nature Have to Be?6-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: An AllegoryJohn Muir: * 6-2. Hetch Hetchy ValleyMartin H. Krieger: 6-3. What's Wrong with Plastic Trees?Elizabeth Willott: * 6-4. Restoring Nature, Without Mosquitoes?David Pitcher and Jennifer Welchman: * 6-5. Can an Environmental Paradise be Regained? The Hetch Hetchy Valley Question7. Finding Our Place in Nature7-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Dominating NatureVal Plumwood: * 7-2. Being PreyFreya Mathews: 7-3. Letting the World Grow Old: An Ethos of CountermodernityMichelle Nijhuis: * 7-4. Bonfire of the Superweeds7-5a. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Learning to BelongRonald Sandler: * 7-5. Environmental Virtue EthicsThomas E. Hill Jr.: 7-6. Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments7-7. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: The Simple Life"Mark Sagoff: 7-8. Do We Consume Too Much?Joshua Colt Gambrel and Philip Cafaro: * 7-9. The Virtue of SimplicityPaul Schwennesen: * 7-10. On the Ethics of RanchingPART II. WHAT REALLY WORKS? ESSAYS ON HUMAN ECOLOGY8. Weighing Our Options8-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Optimal PollutionSteven Kelman: 8-2. Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical CritiqueAndrew Brennan: 8-3. Moral Pluralism and the EnvironmentMartha Nussbaum: * 8-4. The Costs of Tragedy: Some Moral Limits of Cost-Benefit AnalysisDavid Schmidtz: 8-5. A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis9. Sustainability9-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: The Logic of the CommonsGarrett Hardin: 9-2. The Tragedy of the CommonsDavid Schmidtz: 9-3. The Institution of PropertyCarol M. Rose: * 9-4. Liberty, Property, EnvironmentalismDan C. Shahar: * 9-5. Free-Market Environmentalism pace Environmentalism?10. What It Takes to Preserve Wilderness10-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: South AfricaDavid Schmidtz: 10-2. When Preservationism Doesn't PreserveDavid Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott: * 10-3. Reinventing the Commons: An African Case StudyLynn Scarlett: * 10-4. Choices, Consequences, and Cooperative Conservation11. Overpopulation and What to Do About It11-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: The Population BombPeter Singer: 11-2. Famine, Affluence, and MoralityGarrett Hardin: 11-3. Living on a LifeboatHolmes Rolston, III: 11-4. Feeding People Versus Saving NatureHenry Shue: 11-5. Global Environment and International InequalityElizabeth Willott: 11-6. Recent Population Trends12. Climate Change and What to Do About It12-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Handing Down a Warmer WorldDale Jamieson: * 12-2. Ethics, Public Policy, and Global WarmingStephen Gardiner: * 12-3. A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Problem of CorruptionAndrew Light: * 12-4. Climate Ethics for Climate ActionJohn Christy: * 12-5. Testimony, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee13. Cities and What to Do About Them13-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Taking Scarcity SeriouslyJessica Woolliams: 13-2. Designing Cities and Buildings as if They Were Ethical ChoicesLynn Scarlett: 13-3. Making Waste Management PayRobert Glennon: 13-4. Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About ItGarland Cox: * 13-5. EnergyTom Fournier: * 13-6. Air Pollution Abatement Strategies14. Technology and What to Do About It14-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: Innovation and Risk ManagementGary Comstock: * 14-2. Ethics and Genetically Modified FoodsPaul Thompson and William Hannah: * 14-3. Novel and Normal Risk: Where Does Nanotechnology Fit In?Joshua Colt Gambrel: * 14-4. Virtue Theory and Genetically Modified Crops15. Environmentalism in Practice15-1. Questions for Reflection and Discussion: The Ethics of ConfrontationBryan G. Norton: 15-2. The Environmentalists' Dilemma: Dollars and Sand DollarsBryan G. Norton: 15-3. Fragile FreedomsPaul Watson: 15-4. Tora! Tora! Tora!Kate Rawles: 15-5. The Missing Shade of GreenAndrew Light: 15-6. Taking Environmental Ethics Public