Values at Sea: Ethics for the Marine Environment by Ben G. BlountValues at Sea: Ethics for the Marine Environment by Ben G. Blount

Values at Sea: Ethics for the Marine Environment

Contribution byBen G. Blount

Paperback | May 19, 2003

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The human impact on vast areas of the oceans remains relatively unregulated. Sometimes, in fact, the only controls over our exploitation of marine resources lie in our environmental consciousness. While the field of environmental ethics has explored rights and duties for land use, stewardship, and policy, relatively little attention has been given to comparable issues of marine environments.

Values at Sea makes an important step toward moving environmental ethics discussions into a broader framework. Gathered here are fifteen papers by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including ethicists, marine scientists, anthropologists, economists, geographers, lawyers, and activists. From the Great Lakes to the Pacific Islands, from the open sea to coastal areas, the papers cover a broad array of ethical issues and policy matters related to such topics as the valuation of marine life, indigenous peoples’ knowledge and environmental stewardship, endemic and exotic species, aquaculture, oil spills, and species protection.

J. BAIRD CALLICOTT is a professor of philosophy at the University of North Texas. He is coeditor, with Michael P. Nelson, of The Great New Wilderness Debate and The Wilderness Debate Rages On (both Georgia), and coauthor, with Nelson, of American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study. DORINDA G. DALLMEYER is a faculty membe...
Title:Values at Sea: Ethics for the Marine EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.95 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:May 19, 2003Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820324701

ISBN - 13:9780820324708


Editorial Reviews

Whether the reader is a novice to ethics or to the marine environmental movement, Values at Sea provides an insightful and valuable read. . . . Values at Sea provides extensive food for thought, laying out foundations on which a new marine ethics may be based.

- International Journal of Maritime History