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ISBN: 9780190259228


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Environmental Ethics

What Really Matters, What Really Works

Third Edition

David Schmidtz and Dan C. Shahar

  • Balances theory and practice/policy with a two-part structure: Part I, "What Really Matters" and Part II, "What Really Works"
  • Incorporates both classic and cutting-edge readings, including several custom-written articles
  • Offers guidance in the form of chapter-opening "Questions for Reflection and Discussion," which provide brief summaries and open questions for further analysis and class discussion

New to this Edition:

  • A total of forty articles not found in the previous edition, including work by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gifford Pinchot, Rachel Carson, and Roderick Frazier Nash
  • Coverage of classic philosophical perspectives from Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, and John Stuart Mill
  • A new opening chapter, "How We Got Here," which explores the history of environmental thought and the emergence of environmental concern
  • New chapters, including Ch. 6: Wilderness, Ch. 12: Food, Ch. 13: Being a Citizen of the World, and Ch. 14: Caring for the Climate
  • An expanded treatment of climate change, including two new contributions written especially for this volume
  • New selections on cost-benefit analysis, environmental virtue ethics, urban ecology, and conservation in less-developed countries
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