Cambridge Applied Ethics: Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction

Cambridge Applied Ethics: Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction

By: Dale Jamieson (author)Hardback

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What is the environment, and how does it figure in an ethical life? This book is an introduction to the philosophical issues involved in this important question, focussing primarily on ethics but also encompassing questions in aesthetics and political philosophy. Topics discussed include the environment as an ethical question, human morality, meta-ethics, normative ethics, humans and other animals, the value of nature, and nature's future. The discussion is accessible and richly illustrated with examples. The book will be valuable for students taking courses in environmental philosophy, and also for a wider audience in courses in ethics, practical ethics, and environmental studies. It will also appeal to general readers who want a reliable and sophisticated introduction to the field.

About Author

Dale Jamieson is Director of Environmental Studies at New York University, where he is also Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, and Affiliated Professor of Law.


Preface; 1. The environment as an ethical question; 2. Human morality; 3. Meta-ethics; 4. Normative ethics; 5. Humans and other animals; 6. The value of nature; 7. Nature's future.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521864213
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 234
  • ID: 9780521864213
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 0521864216

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