Environmental Ethics: An Introduction with Readings
Presupposing no prior knowledge of philosophy, John Benson introduces the fundamentals of environmental ethics by asking whether a concern with human well-being is an adequate basis for environmental ethics. He encourages the reader to explore this question, considering techniques used to value the environment and critically examining 'light green' to 'deep green' environmentalism. Each chapter is linked to a reading from a key thinker such as J.S. Mill and E.O. Wilson.
Key features include activities and exercises, enabling readers to monitor their progress throughout the book, chapter summaries and guides to further reading.
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Environmental goods and human wellbeing 31
Environmental virtues 67
Reading g Wonder 203
What entities have independent moral status? 85
following nature 103
Readings The environmental ethic 153
Economic valuation of environmental goods 171
Respect for Nature 215
Can and Ought We to Follow Nature? 237
Identification oneness wholeness and selfrealization 243
Transpersonal ecology and the vaneties of identification 253
Feminism Environmental Philosophy
Revision test 277
TheTragedy of the Commons 185
Science wonder and lust of the eyes 207
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