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||The Environmental Turn. BP oil spill disaster -- Global warming -- Sustainability -- Environmental justice -- Toxics, pollutants, invasives -- Living locally: green and grassroots -- Biodiversity -- Lynn White: dominion of man -- Ecofeminism: the woman's touch -- Animal welfare: Peter Singer, Tom Reagan -- Environmental ethics: philosophers wake up -- Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, John Muir. -- Humans: People on Their Landscapes. Environmental health: skin in, skin out -- Sustainable development -- Domesticated landscapes: "Man the Measure" -- Anthropocene epoch: managed Earth and end of Nature? -- Urban, rural, wild: three-dimensional persons -- Human dignity on Earth: part of or apart from Nature. -- Animals: Beasts in Flesh and Blood. Somebody there? : encountering Individual animals -- Environmental ethics and animal welfare -- On the hunt: killing, eating, respecting wild beasts -- Domestic animals: from cows to poodles -- Zoos: caged beasts on display -- Research animals: experimenting for animal/human good. -- Organisms: Respect for Life. The buggy planet: the little things that run the world -- Plants: nothing matters! never mind? -- Genetic value: smart (cybernetic) genes -- Invasive exotics: plants way out of place -- Respect for life: biocentrism -- Respect for life: naturalizing values/ virtues.
||No one looking ahead at the middle of the last century could have foreseen the extent and the importance of the ensuing environmental crises. Now, more than a decade into the next century, no one can ignore it. This work offers clear, powerful, and oftentimes moving thoughts from one of the first and most respected philosophers to write on the environment. The author, an early and leading pioneer in studying the moral relationship between humans and the Earth, surveys the full spectrum of approaches in the field of environmental ethics. This book, however, is not simply a judicious overview. Instead, it offers critical assessments of contemporary academic accounts and draws on a lifetime of research and experience to suggest an outlook for the future. As a result, this focused, forward-looking analysis teaches its readers to be responsible global citizens, and residents of their landscape, helping ensure that the future we have will be the one we wish for. -- From p. [i] of text.