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Philosophy and the Environment

Philosophy and the Environment


Part of Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements

Holmes Rolston, III, Robin Attfield, Warwick Fox, Brian Garvey, Emily Brady, J. Baird Callicott, Chukwumerije Okereke, Allen Carlson, James Garvey, David Wiggins, Simon Caney, Cameron Hepburn, Dieter Helm, Erik Swyngedouw
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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107696075

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  • Environmental questions are among the most pressing and hotly debated of our time. The issues are, in an immediate sense, political and scientific, but one's stance on them also reflects basic philosophical and ethical commitments. For its annual lecture series of 2010–11, The Royal Institute of Philosophy invited a number of distinguished philosophers and environmentalists from a wide range of backgrounds to reflect on their concerns, and this book is based on their lectures.

    • Addresses important questions concerning the environment
    • Contains essays from a number of distinguished philosophers and environmentalists
    • Based on The Royal Institute of Philosophy's 2010–11 lecture series
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    '… as collections of papers from lecture series go, this one offers a useful snapshot of the current state of the field.' Environmental Ethics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107696075
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. The future of environmental ethics Holmes Rolston, III
    2. Beyond anthropocentrism Robin Attfield
    3. Foundations of a general ethics: selves, sentient beings, and other responsively cohesive structures Warwick Fox
    4. Darwinism and environmentalism Brian Garvey
    5. The ugly truth: negative aesthetics and environment Emily Brady
    6. The temporal and spatial scales of global climate change and the limits of individualistic and rationalistic ethics J. Baird Callicott
    7. Moral foundations for global environmental and climate justice Chukwumerije Okereke
    8. Aesthetic appreciation of nature and environmentalism Allen Carlson
    9. Climate change and causal inefficacy: why go green when it makes no difference? James Garvey
    10. A reasonable frugality David Wiggins
    11. Carbon trading: unethical, unjust and ineffective? Simon Caney and Cameron Hepburn
    12. Sustainable consumption, climate change and future generations Dieter Helm
    13. Depoliticized environments: the end of nature, climate change and the post-political condition Erik Swyngedouw.

  • Editor

    Anthony O'Hear, Royal Institute of Philosophy, London
    Anthony O'Hear is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buckingham, Director of The Royal Institute of Philosophy and Editor of the journal Philosophy.


    Holmes Rolston, III, Robin Attfield, Warwick Fox, Brian Garvey, Emily Brady, J. Baird Callicott, Chukwumerije Okereke, Allen Carlson, James Garvey, David Wiggins, Simon Caney, Cameron Hepburn, Dieter Helm, Erik Swyngedouw

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