The Ethics of Environmental Concern

The Ethics of Environmental Concern

eBook - 1991
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Univ of Georgia Press
First published in 1983, <i>The Ethics of Environmental Concern</i> is a classic in the field of environmental ethics. It examines traditional attitudes toward nature, and the degree to which these attitudes enable us to cope with modern ecological problems. This edition includes an updated list of references incorporating more recent scholarship.
<p>First published in 1983, <i>The Ethics of Environmental Concern</i> has become a classic in the relatively new field of environmental ethics. Examining traditional attitudes toward nature, and the degree to which these attitudes enable us to cope with modern ecological problems, Robin Attfield looks particularly at the Judeo-Christian heritage of belief in humankind's dominion, the tradition of stewardship, and the more recent belief in progress to determine the extent to which these attitudes underlie ecological problems and how far they embody resources adequate for combating such problems. He then examines concerns of applied ethics and considers our obligations to future generations, the value of life, and the moral standing and significance of nonhumans. Simultaneously, he offers and defends a theory of moral principles appropriate for dealing with such concerns as pollution, scarce natural resources, population growth, and the conservation and preservation of the environment.</p><p>The second edition includes a new preface and introduction, as well as a bibliographic essay and an updated list of references incorporating relevant scholarship since the publication of the first edition.</p>

Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, Ă1991
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780820340258
0820340251
0820313491
9780820313498
0820313440
9780820313443
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiii, 249 pages)

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