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An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy

Edited by Anthony Weston
Contributors: David Abram, Jim Cheney, Val Plumwood, and Holmes Rolston

Publication Date - 15 October 1998

ISBN: 9780195122046

208 pages
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

A concise and engaging introduction to environmental ethics


Brief, inviting, and provocative, this book is a perfect introduction to the burgeoning field of environmental ethics. It animates the basic questions, tells compelling stories, and offers a range of philosophical responses as complementary--not antagonistic--exploratory strategies vital to this growing topic. The book is built around five individually authored chapters, each a representative contribution by a major author in the field. Each chapter covers a central topic in environmental ethics in a somewhat different style. An epilogue offers both a bibliographical guide to these topics and many related issues and a practical guide to environmental action.
An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy is an ideal text for courses in environmental ethics and environmental philosophy and an intriguing and rich supplement to a general ethics course, as well as a bridge into the academic literature in environmental philosophy.

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Anthony Weston
    1. A More-Than-Human World, David Abram
    2. Is it Too Late?, Anthony Weston
    3. Paths Beyond Human-Centeredness: Lessons from Liberation Struggles, Val Plumwood
    4. Ethics on the Home Planet, Holmes Rolston, III
    5. The Journey Home, Jim Cheney
    Epilogue: Going On, Anthony Weston