By (author) Robin Attfield
Environmental Ethics by Robin Attfield
Book DescriptionIn this clear, concise and up--to--date introduction to environmental ethics, Robin Attfield guides the student through the key issues and debates in this field in ways that will also be of interest to a wide range of scholars and researchers. The book introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems. Attfield also puts forward his own original contribution to the debates, advocating biocentric consequentialism among theories of normative ethics and defending objectivism in meta--ethics. The possibilities of ethical consumerism and investment are discussed, and the nature and basis of responsibilities for future generations in such areas as sustainable development are given detailed consideration. Attfield adopts an inclusive, cosmopolitan perspective in discussions of global ethics and citizenship, and illustrates his argument with a discussion of global warming. The text uses a range of devices to aid understanding, such as summaries of key issues, and guides to further reading and relevant websites. It has been written particularly with a view to the needs of students taking courses in environmental ethics, and will be of interest to students and scholars of philosophy, ethics, geography, religion and environmental studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745627380
(230mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Attfield
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Giving you new reflections on global environmental issues, this title looks at issues such as climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity preservation, and sensitively addresses global developments such as the Summits at Durban on climate and at Nagoya on biodiversity.
Environmental Ethics, Hardback (February 2014)
In this clear, concise, comprehensively revised and up-to-date introduction to environmental ethics, Robin Attfield guides the student through the key issues and debates in this field in ways that will also be of interest to a wide range of scholars and researchers.
Ethics, Paperback (March 2012)» View all books by Robin Attfield
Offers an introduction to the main branches of ethics: meta-ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics. This book provides students with a comprehensive and philosophically introduction to the major thinkers, issues and debates. It includes coverage of key aspects of value-theory and key issues concerning agency and moral responsibility.
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Author Biography - Robin Attfield
Robin Attfield is a Professor of Philosophy at Cardiff University
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