The Environment Between Theory and Practice
By (author) Avner De-Shalit
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Environment Between Theory and Practice by Avner De-Shalit
Book DescriptionWhy is there a gap between the questions that environmental philosophers discuss and the issues that motivate environmental activists? The author attempts to bridge this gap by combining tools of political philosophy with questions of environmental ethics and politics. He defends a radical position in relations to environmental protection and social policies in order to put forward a political theory, which is not only philosophically sound, but also relevant to the practice of environmental activism. He argues that attempts to find 'independent' values in nature can be at odds with the contemporary political debates surrounding environmental politics. In the second half of the book, the author examines the environmental scope of several key political ideologies: liberalism, communitarianism, participatory democracy, and socialism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199240388
(234mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Why is there a gap between the questions that environmental philosophers discuss and the issues that motivate environmental activists? The author attempts to bridge this gap by combining tools of political philosophy with questions of environmental ethics and politics.
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Author Biography - Avner De-Shalit
Avner de-Shalit Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Associate Fellow of Oxford Centre for Philosophy and the Environment, Mansfield, College, University of Oxford.
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