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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics


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The Contributors 1. Introducing Contemporary Environmental Ethics Allen Thompson and Stephen M. Gardiner Part I. Context: Broad social contexts in which we find ourselves 2. A History of Environmental Ethics Jason Kawall 3. Environmental Science: Empirical Claims in Environmental Ethics Wendy Parker 4. Markets, Ethics, and Environment John O'Neill 5. Law, Governance, and the Ecological Ethos Daniel Butt 6. The Anthropocene! Beyond the Natural?? Holmes Rolston, III Part II. Subjects of Value: What ought to count morally and how 7. Anthropocentrism: Humanity as Peril and Promise Allen Thompson 8. Conscious Animals and the Value of Experience Lori Gruen 9. Living Individuals: Biocentrism in Environmental Ethics Clare Palmer 10. How Ecological Collectives are Morally Considerable J. Baird Callicott 11. Valuing Wild Nature Philip Cafaro Part III. Nature of Value: The meaning of value and normative claims 12. Truth and Goodness: Metaethics in Environmental Ethics Katie McShane 13. Practical Reasons and Environmental Commitment Alan Holland 14. Environmental Hermeneutics and the Meaning of Nature Martin Drenthen 15. Phenomenology and Environmental Ethics Ted Toadvine 16. Aesthetic Value, Nature, and Environment Emily Brady Part IV. How Things Matter: Theoretical perspectives on the way we ought to act 17. Consequentialism in Environmental Ethics Avram Hiller 18. Rights, Rules, and Respect for Nature Benjamin Hale 19. Environmental Virtue Ethics: Value, Normativity, and Right Action Ronald Sandler 20. Ethics of Caring in Environmental Ethics: Indigenous and Feminist Philosophies Kyle Powys Whyte and Chris Cuomo 21. The Sacred, Reverence for Life, and Environmental Ethics in America Bron Taylor Part V. Key Concepts: Tools for framing and addressing problems 22. Individual and Contributory Responsibility for Environmental Harm Kenneth Shockley 23. Justice on One Planet Derek Bell 24. Sexual Politics in Environmental Ethics: Impacts, Causes, Alternatives Chris Cuomo 25. Human Rights and the Environment Steve Vanderheiden 26. Ecological Space: The Concept and Its Ethical Significance Tim Hayward 27. Risk and Precaution in Decision Making about Nature Jonathan Aldred 28. Citizenship and (Un)Sustainability: A Green Republican Perspective John Barry 29. Future Generations in Environmental Ethics John Nolt 30. Sustainability as the Multigenerational Public Interest Bryan G. Norton Part VI. Central Issues: Specific areas of environmental concern 31. The Ethics of Environmental Pollution Kevin Elliott 32. Population and Environment : The Impossible, the Impermissible, and the Imperative Elizabeth Cripps 33. Ethical Energy Choices Kristin Shrader- Frechette 34. Narratives of Food, Agriculture, and the Environment David Kaplan 35. Water Ethics: Toward Ecological Cooperation Angela Kallhoff 36. Anthropogenic Mass Extinction: The Science, the Ethics, and the Civics Jeremy David Bendik- Keymer and Chris Haufe 37. Philosophy of Technology and the Environment Paul B. Thompson 38. The Ethics of Ecosystem Management Marion Hourdequin Part VII. Climate Change: The defining environmental problem of our time 39. Mitigation: First Imperative of Environmental Ethics Henry Shue 40. Ethics and Climate Adaptation Clare Heyward 41. Climate Diplomacy Andrew Light 42. Geoengineering: Ethical Questions for Deliberate Climate Manipulators Stephen M. Gardiner Part VIII. Social Change: Doing what we ought to do 43. Environmental Conflict David Schmidtz 44. Environmental Ethics, Sustainability Science, and the Recovery of Pragmatism Ben A. Minteer 45. Sacrifice and the Possibilities for Environmental Action John M. Meyer 46. From Environmental Ethics to Environmental Action Avner de Shalit Index

About the Author

Stephen M. Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the author of A Perfect Moral Storm (Oxford, 2011), co-author of Debating Climate Ethics (Oxford, 2016), editor of Virtue Ethics, Old and New (Cornell, 2005), and co-editor of Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (Oxford, 2010). His research focuses on global environmental problems, future generations and virtue ethics. Allen Thompson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and a Fellow with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. He is co-editor of Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future (MIT, 2012) and serves as an officer for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (Treasurer 2013-2015, Vice-President 2016-2018, and President 2019-2021).


"Ultimately this handbook is a comprehensive exposition of the breadth and depth of the field of environmental ethics. It adeptly ranges over theoretical and practical aspects as well as various subtle challenges, both conceptual/philosophical and those that impede the ability to effect change. It can serve equally well as a reference or introductory groundwork. As a result, it would be a welcome addition to any environmental ethics library. Anyone from a curious beginning student to a teacher or other professional, in practical fields ranging from academia, or politics to environmental science, will be well served with this volume." --Environmental Ethics

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