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Published: 05 July 2012

688 Pages


ISBN: 9780199793518

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Environmental Ethics

What Really Matters, What Really Works

Second Edition

Edited by David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott

  • A balanced set of readings, including both cutting-edge and classic
  • More coverage of economic issues than in competing books-an entire chapter (Chapter 8)
  • Several custom-written articles: Gary Varner's "Biocentric Individualism", Tom Founier's "Pollution Abatement", and Dan Shahar's "Free Market Environmentalism"
  • "For Discussion" introductions provide brief summaries and open questions for further analysis and class discussion
  • New chapters on climate change (Chapter 12), technology (Chapter 14), and urban management issues (Chapter 13)
  • 30 new readings on topics like the human relationship with wilderness (Plumwood's <"Being Prey") and the roots of the environmental crisis (McKibben's Deep Economy, Chapter 1)
  • New material on practical issues, including genetically modified food (Gambrel's "Virtue Theory and Genetically Modified Crops"), nanotechnology (Thompson's "On Nanotechnology"), and institutional support (or lack thereof) of environmental activism

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