Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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09/04/2019

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160 pages

174.0x111.0mm

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ISBN:

9780198797166

Publication date:

09/04/2019

Paperback

160 pages

174.0x111.0mm

Part of Very Short Introduction

Robin Attfield

  • Explains the origins of environmental ethics as a field
  • Explores the ethics of key issues today, such as climate change, species and habitat loss, and pollution
  • Relates real life environmental judgements to prevailing ethical theories
  • Considers the relationship between debates on sustainability and UN Sustainable Development Goals, and shows how discussions about the environmental role of religion can issue in a constructive form of responsible stewardship
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide

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Part of Very Short Introduction

Robin Attfield

Description

Environmental ethics is a relatively new branch of philosophy, which studies the values and principles involved in combatting environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. As our environment faces evermore threats from human activities these core issues are becoming increasingly important.

In this Very Short Introduction Robin Attfield traces the origins of environmental ethics as a discipline, and considers how it defends the independent value of living creatures, and the need to make decisions informed by the needs and interests of future generations. Exploring the diverse approaches to ethical decisions and judgements, he highlights the importance of making processes of production and consumption sustainable and of addressing human population levels, together with policies for preserving species, sub-species, and their habitats. Along the way Attfield discusses different movements such as Deep Ecology, Social Ecology, the Environmental Justice movement and the Green movement, and also considers the attitudes to the environment of the world's religions, including the approach from the major religions and the contributions of the indigenous religions of Asia, Africa and North America. Analysing the current threat of climate change, and proposals for climate engineering, he demonstrates how responsibility for the environment ultimately lies with us all, from states and corporations to individuals, and emphasises how concerted action is required to manage our environment ethically and sustainably.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

About the Author

Robin Attfield was appointed Lecturer in Philosophy at (what is now) Cardiff University in 1968, and became a Professor in 1991. He has participated in the Environmental Ethics Working Party of UNESCO, and has served on the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and on the Committee of the Aristotelian Society. Robin is the author of sixteen books, including The Ethics of Environmental Concern (1983 and 1991), Ethics: An Overview (2012), The Ethics of the Global Environment (1999 and 2015), and Wonder, Value and God (2017), and has contributed to several journals.

Part of Very Short Introduction

Robin Attfield

Table of contents

1: Origins
2: Some key concepts
3: Future generations
4: Principles for right action
5: Sustainability and preservation
6: Social and political movements
7: Environmental ethics and religion
8: The ethics of climate change
References
Further Reading
Index

Part of Very Short Introduction

Robin Attfield

Part of Very Short Introduction

Robin Attfield

Review

"Environmental Ethics offers an entertaining, concise, and genuinely enlightening means to commence one's engagement with the subject." - Nicole Souter, The Philosopher

"This very readable book is a survey of the wide range of questions that faces anyone who thinks seriously about our environment and the future of our planet... Everyone interested in the environment and the possibility of impending catastrophe should read [it]." - Alan York, The Friend

"The great achievement of Attfield's Attfields book is to demonstrate that there is a coherent, intuitively plausible, and useful conception of inclusive environmental protection... The book will be of interest to students taking courses in environmental ethics, but also to students who are taking philosophy and geography, and to people of other professions engaged with the environment." - Wilson J. Simon, UTAFITI

"Attfield's new book confirms him as one of the most eloquent voices in present-day environmental ethics. It combines philosophical depth with extreme readability and makes a suggestive case for an ethics that pays tribute to the value of non-human nature." - Dieter Birnbacher

"Surprise! Attfield can write a very concise introduction to environmental ethics with all the precision already shown in his dozen full length works." - Holmes Rolston III, Colorado State University

Part of Very Short Introduction

Robin Attfield

Description

Environmental ethics is a relatively new branch of philosophy, which studies the values and principles involved in combatting environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. As our environment faces evermore threats from human activities these core issues are becoming increasingly important.

In this Very Short Introduction Robin Attfield traces the origins of environmental ethics as a discipline, and considers how it defends the independent value of living creatures, and the need to make decisions informed by the needs and interests of future generations. Exploring the diverse approaches to ethical decisions and judgements, he highlights the importance of making processes of production and consumption sustainable and of addressing human population levels, together with policies for preserving species, sub-species, and their habitats. Along the way Attfield discusses different movements such as Deep Ecology, Social Ecology, the Environmental Justice movement and the Green movement, and also considers the attitudes to the environment of the world's religions, including the approach from the major religions and the contributions of the indigenous religions of Asia, Africa and North America. Analysing the current threat of climate change, and proposals for climate engineering, he demonstrates how responsibility for the environment ultimately lies with us all, from states and corporations to individuals, and emphasises how concerted action is required to manage our environment ethically and sustainably.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

About the Author

Robin Attfield was appointed Lecturer in Philosophy at (what is now) Cardiff University in 1968, and became a Professor in 1991. He has participated in the Environmental Ethics Working Party of UNESCO, and has served on the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and on the Committee of the Aristotelian Society. Robin is the author of sixteen books, including The Ethics of Environmental Concern (1983 and 1991), Ethics: An Overview (2012), The Ethics of the Global Environment (1999 and 2015), and Wonder, Value and God (2017), and has contributed to several journals.

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Reviews

"Environmental Ethics offers an entertaining, concise, and genuinely enlightening means to commence one's engagement with the subject." - Nicole Souter, The Philosopher

"This very readable book is a survey of the wide range of questions that faces anyone who thinks seriously about our environment and the future of our planet... Everyone interested in the environment and the possibility of impending catastrophe should read [it]." - Alan York, The Friend

"The great achievement of Attfield's Attfields book is to demonstrate that there is a coherent, intuitively plausible, and useful conception of inclusive environmental protection... The book will be of interest to students taking courses in environmental ethics, but also to students who are taking philosophy and geography, and to people of other professions engaged with the environment." - Wilson J. Simon, UTAFITI

"Attfield's new book confirms him as one of the most eloquent voices in present-day environmental ethics. It combines philosophical depth with extreme readability and makes a suggestive case for an ethics that pays tribute to the value of non-human nature." - Dieter Birnbacher

"Surprise! Attfield can write a very concise introduction to environmental ethics with all the precision already shown in his dozen full length works." - Holmes Rolston III, Colorado State University

Read More

Table of contents

1: Origins
2: Some key concepts
3: Future generations
4: Principles for right action
5: Sustainability and preservation
6: Social and political movements
7: Environmental ethics and religion
8: The ethics of climate change
References
Further Reading
Index

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