Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy (Fifth Edition)
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Environmental Ethics offers brief yet wide-ranging introduction to issues of environmental ethics and major schools of thought in the field. A discussion of basic concepts in ethical theory in Part I is followed by an application of these thoughts across a variety of major environmental problems (such as pollution, population, animals) in Part II. Part III introduces students to the major theories of environmental ethics in particular (including biocentrism, ecofeminism, and the land ethic). The final chapter offers a pragmatic approach to reconciling philosophical perspectives as a means to making progress in solving environmental problems.
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DesJardins, Joseph R. Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy. Fifth edition. Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth, 2013.