Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 November 2011

688 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199793518

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Environmental Ethics

What Really Matters, What Really Works

Second Edition

Edited by David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott

Extensively revised and expanded in this second edition, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works examines morality from an environmental perspective. Featuring seventy-one accessible selections--from classic articles to examples of cutting-edge original research--it addresses both theory and practice. Asking what really matters, the first section of the book explores the abstract ideas of human value and value in nature. The second section turns to the question of what it would take to solve our real-world environmental problems. This second edition features new chapters on climate change, urban management issues, and technology (Chapters 12-14) and twenty-nine new readings, including two selections that were custom-written for this anthology.

New to this Edition:

  • 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
  • "Free Market Environmentalism Pace Environmentalism," by Dan C. Shahar, and "Air Pollution Abatement Strategies," by Tom Fournier, both custom-written for this anthology

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