The environmental ethics and policy book : philosophy, ecology, economics / Donald VanDeVeer, Christine Pierce VanDeVeer, Donald, 1939-

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Environmental ethics.; Human ecology - Moral and ethical aspects.; Environmental policy - Moral and ethical aspects.
  • Prologue: World Scientists' Warning to Humanity
  • I. An Introduction to Ethical Theory. 1.1. Distinguishing Moral and Empirical Claims. 1.2. Justification, Explanation, Prediction, and Description. 1.3. Moral Argument: The Interplay of Moral and Empirical Claims. 1.4. Harm and Benefit. 1.5. Evaluating Ethical Theories. 2.1. From Ethical Egoism to Social Darwinism. 2.2. The Divine Command Theory. 2.3. Rights Theories. 2.4. Utilitarianism. 2.5. Utilitarianism and Economic Theory. 2.6. Natural Law Theory. 2.7. The Influence of Kant. 2.8. Environmental Justice. 2.9. The Idea of a Unique Environmental Ethic
  • II. Western Religious and Cultural Perspectives. 3. Preview. 4. The Historic Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis / Lynn White, Jr. 5. For God So Loved the World / Andrew Linzey. 6. Judaism and the Environment / Robert Gordis. 7. Stewardship versus Exploitation / Robin Attfield. 8. The World as God's Body / Sallie McFague. 9. Of God and Pelicans / Jay B. McDaniel. 10. Everyone Needs a Stone: Alternative Views of Nature / Nina Rosenstand. 11. Traditional Ecological Knowledge / R. E. Johannes. 12. Why Bad Things Have Happened to Good Creatures / David P. Barash
  • III. The Other Animals. 13. Preview. 14. Good Natured - The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals / Frans de Waal. 15. Animal Liberation / Peter Singer. 16. The Case for Animal Rights / Tom Regan. 17. Interspecific Justice / Donald VanDeVeer. 18. The Prospects for Consensus and Convergence in the Animal Rights Debate / Gary E. Varner. 19. The Little Things That Run the World / Edward O. Wilson. 20. Sidelight: Parachuting Cats and Interconnectedness
  • IV. Constructing and Environmental Ethic. 21. Preview. 22. On Being Morally Considerable / Kenneth E. Goodpaster. 23. Should Trees Have Standing? - Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects / Christopher D. Stone. 24. The Ethics of Respect for Nature / Paul W. Taylor. 25. The Land Ethic / Aldo Leopold. 26. The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic / J. Baird Callicott. 27. Marine Environmental Ethics / Elliot Norse. 28. Integration or Reduction: Two Approaches to Environmental Values / Bryan G. Norton. 29. Preview. 30. Deep Ecology / Bill Devall and George Sessions. 31. Self-Realization: An Ecological Approach to Being in the World / Arne Naess. 32. Will Ecology Become "The Dismal Science?" / Murray Bookchin. 33. Sidelight: Do What's Natural, You Say? 34. Preview. 35. The Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism / Karen J. Warren. 36. Development, Ecology, and Women / Vandana Shiva. 37. How Feminist Is Ecofeminism? / Victoria Davion
  • V. Economics, Ethics, and Ecology. 38. Preview. 39. The Ethical Basis of the Economic View of the Environment / A. Myrick Freeman III. 40. At the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, or Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic / Mark Sagoff. 41. Preview. 42. Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique / Steven Kelman. 43. Cost-Benefit Analysis Defended / Herman B. Leonard and Richard J. Zeckhauser. 44. Sidelight: Cost-Benefit Analysis: Tool for All Seasons? 45. Earth in the Balance Sheet / Robert Repetto. 46. Preview. 47. The Tragedy of the Commons / Garrett Hardin. 48. The Tragedy of Enclosure / George Monbiot. 49. The Creation of Property / John Locke. 50. Property Rights in Natural Resources / Kristin Shrader-Frechette. 51. Takings, Just Compensation, and the Environment / Mark Sagoff. 52. Preview. 53. An Essay on the Principle of Population / Thomas Robert Malthus. 54. Sidelight: If Earth Could Speak. 55. Lifeboat Ethics / Garrett Hardin. 56. Can the Supply of Natural Resources Really Be Infinite? Yes! / Julian Simon. 57. Population, Poverty and the Local Environment / Partha S. Dasgupta. 58. Preview. 59. Future Generations / Ernest Partridge. 60. Sidelight: The Nuclear Train to the Future, Richard (Routley) Sylvan and Val (Routley) Plumwood. 61. Sustainability: An Economist's Perspective / Robert M. Solow. 62. Sustainability / Robert E. Goodin
  • VI. Environmental Problems and Policies. 63. Preview. 64. The Diversity of Life / E. O. Wilson. 65. What Is a Species? / Stephen Jay Gould. 66. Why Do Species Matter? / Lilly-Marlene Russow. 67. Why Species Matter / Holmes Rolston III. 68. Preview. 69. A Plant's-Eye View of the World / Michael Pollan. 70. Patenting Life / Claudia Mills. 71. Brute-Force Genetic Engineering / Stephen R. Palumbi. 72. Genes in the Food! / Richard Lewontin. 73. Nature as the Measure for a Sustainable Agriculture / Wes Jackson. 74. What's in the Meat / Eric Schlosser. 75. Preview. 76. Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique / Ramachandra Guha. 77. Tropical Forests and Their Species: Going, Going ...? / Norman Myers. 78. The Mismanagement of the National Forests / Perri Knize. 79. Forest Service Policy / Bryan G. Norton. 80. Preview. 81. Environment Racism / Karl Grossman. 82. Consumption and the Environment / Herman E. Daly. 83. Consumption as a Theme in the North-South Dialogue / Luis N. Camacho. 84. The Chainsaws of Greed: The Case of Pacific Lumber / Lisa H. Newton. 85. Why Shouldn't Corporations Be Socially Responsible? / Christopher Stone. 86. "I Am No Greenpeacer, But ..." or Environmentalism, Risk Communication, and the Lower Middle Class / Mark Sagoff. 87. Preview. 88. Silent Spring / Rachel Carson. 89. The Case That the World Has Reached Limits / Robert Goodland. 90. The Climate-Change Debacle: The Perils of Politicizing Science / Patrick J. Michaels. 91. A Response / Christopher Flavin. 92. Climate Change Science / The National Academy of Science. 93. Sidelight: Let's Transform the Military / David Suzuki
  • VII. Varieties of Activism. 94. Preview. 95. Strategic Monkeywrenching / Dave Foreman. 96. The Sea Shepherds: Bringing Justice to the High Seas / Rik Scarce. 97. An Apologia for Activism: Global Responsibility, Ethical Advocacy, and Environmental Problems / Kristin Shrader-Frechette. 98. Involuntary Simplicity: Changing Dysfunctional Habits of Consumption / Guy Claxton. 99. Sidelight: A Resistance Movement of One's Own
  • VIII. Learning and Research Tools. 100. Glossary. 101. Time Chart. 102. Internet and Other Environmental Resources. 103. Bibliography.
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