The Resource Understanding environmental philosophy, Andrew Brennan & Y.S. Lo, (electronic resource/)

Understanding environmental philosophy, Andrew Brennan & Y.S. Lo, (electronic resource/)

Label
Understanding environmental philosophy
Title
Understanding environmental philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Brennan & Y.S. Lo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Environmental philosophy is one of the exciting new fields of philosophy to emerge in the last forty years. Understanding Environmental Philosophy presents a comprehensive, critical analysis of contemporary philosophical approaches to current ecological concerns. Key ideas are explained, placed in their broader cultural, religious, historical, political and philosophical context, and their environmental policy implications are outlined. Central ideas and concepts about environmental value, individual wellbeing, ecological holism and the metaphysics of nature set the stage for a discussion of how to establish moral rules and priorities, and whether it is possible to transcend human-centred views of the world. The reader is also helped with an annotated guide to further reading, questions for discussion and revision as well as boxed studies highlighting key concepts and theoretical material. A clear and accessible introduction to this most dynamic of subjects, Understanding Environmental Philosophy will be invaluable for a wide range of readers
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
363.7001
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE40
LC item number
.B746 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Understanding movements in modern thought
Target audience
general
Label
Understanding environmental philosophy, Andrew Brennan & Y.S. Lo, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=924356
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the place of environmental philosophy and its basic concepts; 2. Future generations: what consideration do we owe them?; 3. Animals: are they as morally valuable as human beings?; 4. Living things: ethics for the non-human world; 5. Community: how big is our moral world?; 6. Natural things: the puzzle of what natural means, and whether humans belong to nature; 7. Foundations: can there be a secular basis for the ideas of human dignity and intrinsic value in nature?
  • 8. Origins: political, religious and cultural diagnoses of environmental problems9. Beyond individual responsibility: governance and the affluenzic society; Questions for discussion and revision; Further reading; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn794490873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Understanding environmental philosophy, Andrew Brennan & Y.S. Lo, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=924356
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the place of environmental philosophy and its basic concepts; 2. Future generations: what consideration do we owe them?; 3. Animals: are they as morally valuable as human beings?; 4. Living things: ethics for the non-human world; 5. Community: how big is our moral world?; 6. Natural things: the puzzle of what natural means, and whether humans belong to nature; 7. Foundations: can there be a secular basis for the ideas of human dignity and intrinsic value in nature?
  • 8. Origins: political, religious and cultural diagnoses of environmental problems9. Beyond individual responsibility: governance and the affluenzic society; Questions for discussion and revision; Further reading; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn794490873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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