The agrarian vision [electronic resource] : sustainability and environmental ethics / Paul B. Thompson.Material type: TextSeries: Culture of the landPublication details: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xi, 323 p.) : illISBN: 9780813173818 (electronic bk.); 0813173817 (electronic bk.); 9780813139807 (electronic bk.); 0813139805 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Sustainable agriculture -- United States | Environmental ethics -- United States | Agriculture and state -- United States | Agriculture | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Agrarian vision.DDC classification: 630 LOC classification: S441 | .T48 2010ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Sustainability and environmental philosophy -- The philosophy of farming in America -- Political values and the future of U.S. agriculture -- The moral significance of land: a lesson from The grapes of wrath -- Farming as a focal practice -- Food and community -- Why philosophy matters for agricultural policy; why agricultural policy matters for sustainability -- Sustainability and the social goals of agriculture -- The road to sustainability -- Sustainability as a norm -- Sustainability: what it is and what it is not -- Sustainability, social movements, and hope.
As industry and technology proliferate in modern society, sustainability has jumped to the forefront of contemporary political and environmental discussions. The balance between progress and the earth's ability to provide for its inhabitants grows increasingly precarious as we attempt to achieve sustainable development. In The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics, Paul B. Thompson articulates a new agrarian philosophy, emphasizing the vital role of agrarianism in modern agricultural practices. Thompson, a highly regarded voice in environmental philosophy, unites concepts of.
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