- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (July 31, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0813347416
- ISBN-13: 978-0813347417
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,255,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Doing Environmental Ethics 2nd Edition
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In this scholarly, extensively documented volume, Traer brings the discipline of ethics to our current environmental crisis. He explores how governments, corporations, and citizens can work together to address environmental problems by reducing air and water pollution, transforming industrial agriculture, preserving endangered species, promoting urban ecology, and ending global warming—all policies that value biodiversity — and by supporting laws that regulate our use of finite natural resources. Environmental ethics took off, he says, in the 1970s, and “doing” ethics remains “a way of trying to clarify our moral reasoning” regarding our treatment of the planet by showing how patterns of ethical reasoning are derived from philosophical traditions of what is “right.” Our first goal, Traer maintains, is to achieve an environmentally sustainable economy by limiting the adverse impact of that economy on the environment. Traer manages a unique blend of the philosophical with the pragmatic, ending with a discussion of 15 strategies using existing technology that would prevent a global warming disaster within 50 years. --Deborah Donovan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"In this well-done, three-part work, Traer offers a solid introduction to environmental ethics. Traer presents opposing views fairly, and is good at explaining/applying concepts. Recommended.”
"In the hands of Traer 'environmental ethics' become the critical search for wisdom for individuals and for society in dealing with the greatest crisis in human history. It includes, and draws from, the whole range of formal ethical systems, but it also treats specific environmental problems such as global warming. It shows how these cannot be separated from economic and political theory and practice. And it does all this in relation to our actual historical situation and cultural diversity. This is "ethics" at its transdisciplinary best."
—John B. Cobb, Jr., Claremont School of Theology