Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

From Theory to Practice

Book - 2015
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"Environmental Ethics offers an up-to-date and balanced overview of environmental ethics, focusing on theory and practice. Written in clear and engaging prose, the book provides an historical perspective on the relationship between humans and nature and explores the limitations and possibilities of classical ethical theories in relation to the environment. In addition, the book discusses major theoretical approaches to environmental ethics and addresses contemporary environmental issues such as climate change and ecological restoration. Connections between theory and practice are highlighted throughout, showing how values guide environmental policies and practices, and conversely, how actions and institutions shape environmental values"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: ℗2015.
London ;, New York :, Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ℗2015.
ISBN: 9781472510983
1472510984
9781472508089
1472508084
Characteristics: viii, 240 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Environmental values
Bringing values to light
Classical ethical theories and the environment
Anthropocentrism and its critics : Broadening moral concern
The social roots of environmental problems
Part II. Environmental ethics in practice
Ethics, institutions and the environment
Global climate change
Ecological restoration
Engaging environmental concern, promoting change.
Summary: "Environmental Ethics offers an up-to-date and balanced overview of environmental ethics, focusing on theory and practice. Written in clear and engaging prose, the book provides an historical perspective on the relationship between humans and nature and explores the limitations and possibilities of classical ethical theories in relation to the environment. In addition, the book discusses major theoretical approaches to environmental ethics and addresses contemporary environmental issues such as climate change and ecological restoration. Connections between theory and practice are highlighted throughout, showing how values guide environmental policies and practices, and conversely, how actions and institutions shape environmental values"-- Provided by publisher.

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