Deane Curtin puts today's most important social and environmental ethical issues into their historical, political, and philosophical contexts, and offers deep insights into the nature of our freedom and its relation to justice in our globalized, commercialized culture. Using familiar literary and historical icons to make surprising points about colonial attitudes and practices, he also demonstrates the unique linkages between colonialism and environmentalism. Using an array of well-documented cases from around the world, Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial World is an accessible and very readable book ideal for students of environmental ethics, globalization, environmental politics, or environmental political theory, as well as for anyone interested in policy and practical options for change.
Deane Curtin is professor of philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College. He has also published articles and books on many subjects, including ecological citizenship, Deep Ecology, Ecofeminism, and Gandhi's philosophy of community development. In recent years he has spoken and taught in Israel, India, Japan, England, Morocco, and Italy.
Chapter 1 One World under God Chapter 2 Lord Greystoke's Legacy Chapter 3 Frankenstein or Tarzan? Chapter 4 What Population Problem? Chapter 5 Gandhi's Vision of Community Development Chapter 6 The Third World in the First World Chapter 7 Clean Clothes/Clean Conscience Chapter 8 Don't Touch the Rocks! Chapter 9 Aldo Leopold's Vision