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Environmental philosophy : an introduction, Simon P. James

Label
Environmental philosophy : an introduction
Title
Environmental philosophy
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Simon P. James
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Climate change, habitat loss, rising extinction rates - such problems call for more than just new policies and practices. They raise fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. What, for instance, is the natural world? Do we humans belong to it? Which parts of it are we morally obliged to protect? Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of sources, from virtue ethics to Buddhism, leading environmental philosopher Simon P. James sets out to answer these vitally important questions. The book begins with a discussion of animal minds, before moving on to explore our moral relations with non-human organisms, ecosystems and the earth as a whole. James then considers environmental aesthetics, humanity's place in the natural world and the question of what it means to be wild. In the concluding chapter, he applies his findings to the topic of global climate change, building a strong moral case for urgent action. This accessible, entertainingly written book will be essential reading for students of the environment across the humanities and social sciences. It will, moreover, be an ideal guide for anyone keen to deepen their understanding of environmental issues"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Simon P
Dewey number
363.7001
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmental ethics
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental sciences
Label
Environmental philosophy : an introduction, Simon P. James
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animal suffering, and why it matters -- Beyond animal liberation -- Biocentrism and ecocentrism -- Questions of value -- How should one live? -- The aesthetics of nature -- Nature, wild and restored -- Climate change
Control code
1475884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780745645476
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014031199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745645476
  • (OCoLC)892890171
Label
Environmental philosophy : an introduction, Simon P. James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animal suffering, and why it matters -- Beyond animal liberation -- Biocentrism and ecocentrism -- Questions of value -- How should one live? -- The aesthetics of nature -- Nature, wild and restored -- Climate change
Control code
1475884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780745645476
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014031199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745645476
  • (OCoLC)892890171

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