The first on the topic of environmental virtue ethics, this book seeks to provide the definitive anthology that will both establish the importance of environmental virtue in environmental discourse and advance the current research on environmental virtue in interesting and original ways. The selections in this collection, consisting of ten original and four reprinted essays by leading scholars in the field, discuss the role that virtue and character have traditionally played in environmental discourse, and reflect upon the role that it should play in the future.
Philip Cafaro is assistant professor of philosophy at Colorado State University. His work has appeared in journals such as Environmental Ethics, Ethics and the Environment, Journal of Social Philosophy, Philosophy Today, and Philosophy in the Contemporary World. Ronald Sandler is assistant professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His work on environmental ethics has appeared in Environmental Ethics, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, and Ethics for Everyday.
Part 1 Part One: Recognizing Environmental Virtue Ethics Chapter 2 Introduction: Environmental Virtue Ethics Chapter 3 The Emergence of Ecological Virtue Language Chapter 4 Thoreau, Leopold, and Carson: Toward an Environmental Virtue Ethics Part 5 Part Two: Environmental Virtue Ethics Theory Chapter 6 Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments Chapter 7 Environmental Virtue Ethics: Half the Truth but Dangerous as a Whole Chapter 8 Virtue Ethics as Foundational for a Global Ethic Chapter 9 A Virtue Ethics Approach to Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic Chapter 10 Virtue Ethics and Repugnant Conclusions Part 11 Part Three: Environmental Virtues And Vices Chapter 12 Benevolence as an Environmental Virtue Chapter 13 Gluttony, Arrogance, Greed and Apathy: An Exploration of Environmental Vice Chapter 14 Religion and Environmental Virtue Chapter 15 Cardinal Environmental Virtues Part 16 Part Four: The Application Of Environmental Virtue Chapter 17 Synergistic Environmental Virtues: Consumerism and Human Flourishing Chapter 18 A Virtue Ethics Perspective on Genetically Modified Crops