Environmental ethics : a very short introduction / Robin Attfield.

By: Attfield, Robin [author.].
Contributor(s): Oxford University Press.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions: Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2018Edition: First Edition.Description: 137 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780198797166; 0198797168.Subject(s): ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICSHoldings: GRETA POINT: 504:17 ATT
Contents:
Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- 1. Origins -- 2. Some key concepts -- 3. Future generations -- 4. Principles for right action -- 5. Sustainability and preservation -- 6. Social and political movements -- 7. Environmental ethics and religion -- 8. The ethics of climate change -- References -- Further reading -- Index.
Summary: Our environment today faces ever greater threats from human activities, such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. In response to this, the relatively new branch of philosophy covering environmental ethics is growing increasingly globally important. Robin Attfield shows how environmental ethics defends the independent value of living creatures, and the importance of making decisions informed by the needs and interests of future generations. Exploring the diverse approaches to ethical decisions, he highlights the urgency for making processes of production and consumption sustainable, addressing policies for preserving species and their habitats, and emphasizing how concerted action is required to manage our environment ethically and sustainably.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-132) and index.

Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- 1. Origins -- 2. Some key concepts -- 3. Future generations -- 4. Principles for right action -- 5. Sustainability and preservation -- 6. Social and political movements -- 7. Environmental ethics and religion -- 8. The ethics of climate change -- References -- Further reading -- Index.

Our environment today faces ever greater threats from human activities, such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. In response to this, the relatively new branch of philosophy covering environmental ethics is growing increasingly globally important. Robin Attfield shows how environmental ethics defends the independent value of living creatures, and the importance of making decisions informed by the needs and interests of future generations. Exploring the diverse approaches to ethical decisions, he highlights the urgency for making processes of production and consumption sustainable, addressing policies for preserving species and their habitats, and emphasizing how concerted action is required to manage our environment ethically and sustainably.

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