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Beyond the land ethic [electronic resource] : more essays in environmental philosophy / J. Baird Callicott.

By: Callicott, J. Baird.
Material type: TextTextSeries: SUNY series in philosophy and biology: Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (x, 427 p.).ISBN: 058509103X (electronic bk.); 9780585091037 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Environmental sciences -- Philosophy | Environmental ethics | Medio ambiente -- Filosof�ia | Sciences de l'environnement -- Philosophie | �Ethique de l'environnement | PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond the land ethic.DDC classification: 179/.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction: Compass Points in Environmental Philosophy -- I. Practicing Environmental Ethics. 2. Environmental Philosophy Is Environmental Activism: The Most Radical and Effective Kind. 3. How Environmental Ethical Theory May Be Put into Practice. 4. Holistic Environment Ethics and the Problem of Ecofascism -- II. The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic Revisited. 5. Just the Facts, Ma'am. 6. Can a Theory of Moral Sentiments Support a Genuinely Normative Environmental Ethic? 7. Do Deconstructive Ecology and Sociobiology Undermine the Leopold Land Ethic? -- III. Moral Monism Versus Moral Pluralism. 8. The Case against Moral Pluralism. 9. Moral Monism in Environmental Ethics Defended -- IV. Nature's Intrinsic Value. 10. Genesis and John Muir. 11. Rolston on Intrinsic Value: A Deconstruction. 12. Intrinsic Value in Nature: A Metaethical Analysis -- V. Ecological Metaphysics in Agriculture, Medicine, and Technology. 13. The Metaphysical Transition in Farming: From the Newtonian-Mechanical to the Eltonian-Ecological. 14. Environmental Wellness. 15. After the Industrial Paradigm, What? -- VI. Toward a New Philosophy of Conservation. 16. Whither Conservation Ethics? 17. Aldo Leopold's Concept of Ecosystem Health. 18. The Value of Ecosystem Health. 19. Ecological Sustainability as a Conservation Concept.
Review: "A sequel to Callicott's pioneering work, In Defense of the Land Ethic, Beyond the Land Ethic engages a wide spectrum of topics central to the field, including the troubled relationship of environmental philosophy to current mainstream academic philosophy; the relationship of recent developments in evolutionary and ecological sciences to the Leopold land ethic long championed by the author; the perennial debates in environmental ethics about the ontological status of intrinsic value and the necessity of moral pluralism; the metaphysical implications of ecology and the New Physics as manifest in agriculture, medicine, and industrial technology; and the philosophical dimensions of conservation biology and "clinical ecology.""--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-400) and index.

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1. Introduction: Compass Points in Environmental Philosophy -- I. Practicing Environmental Ethics. 2. Environmental Philosophy Is Environmental Activism: The Most Radical and Effective Kind. 3. How Environmental Ethical Theory May Be Put into Practice. 4. Holistic Environment Ethics and the Problem of Ecofascism -- II. The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic Revisited. 5. Just the Facts, Ma'am. 6. Can a Theory of Moral Sentiments Support a Genuinely Normative Environmental Ethic? 7. Do Deconstructive Ecology and Sociobiology Undermine the Leopold Land Ethic? -- III. Moral Monism Versus Moral Pluralism. 8. The Case against Moral Pluralism. 9. Moral Monism in Environmental Ethics Defended -- IV. Nature's Intrinsic Value. 10. Genesis and John Muir. 11. Rolston on Intrinsic Value: A Deconstruction. 12. Intrinsic Value in Nature: A Metaethical Analysis -- V. Ecological Metaphysics in Agriculture, Medicine, and Technology. 13. The Metaphysical Transition in Farming: From the Newtonian-Mechanical to the Eltonian-Ecological. 14. Environmental Wellness. 15. After the Industrial Paradigm, What? -- VI. Toward a New Philosophy of Conservation. 16. Whither Conservation Ethics? 17. Aldo Leopold's Concept of Ecosystem Health. 18. The Value of Ecosystem Health. 19. Ecological Sustainability as a Conservation Concept.

"A sequel to Callicott's pioneering work, In Defense of the Land Ethic, Beyond the Land Ethic engages a wide spectrum of topics central to the field, including the troubled relationship of environmental philosophy to current mainstream academic philosophy; the relationship of recent developments in evolutionary and ecological sciences to the Leopold land ethic long championed by the author; the perennial debates in environmental ethics about the ontological status of intrinsic value and the necessity of moral pluralism; the metaphysical implications of ecology and the New Physics as manifest in agriculture, medicine, and industrial technology; and the philosophical dimensions of conservation biology and "clinical ecology.""--BOOK JACKET.

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