Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking

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In this study, Clare Palmer challenges the popular conception that process thinking offers an unambiguously positive contribution to the philosophical debate on environmental ethics. She critically examines the approach to ethics which may be derived from the work of process thinkers such as A.N. Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne, pointing out questions about justice and respect for individual integrity which are raised. Although some reformulations of process philosophy in the light of these difficulties are offered, the author suggests that a question mark should remain over the contribution which process philosophy can make to environmental ethics.
 

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Contents

Process Thinking Individualist Consequentialism
30
Process Thinking and Individualist Deontological
58
Process Thinking and Collectivist Environmental
116
Whiteheads Philosophy and the Deep Ecology
164
Conclusions
212
Index
235
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About the author (1998)

Clare Palmer is a lecturer at the University of Greenw

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