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Description - Ethics and the Environment by Dale Jamieson

What is the environment, and how does it figure in an ethical life? This book is an introduction to the philosophical issues involved in this important question, focussing primarily on ethics but also encompassing questions in aesthetics and political philosophy. Topics discussed include the environment as an ethical question, human morality, meta-ethics, normative ethics, humans and other animals, the value of nature, and nature's future. The discussion is accessible and richly illustrated with examples. The book will be valuable for students taking courses in environmental philosophy, and also for a wider audience in courses in ethics, practical ethics, and environmental studies. It will also appeal to general readers who want a reliable and sophisticated introduction to the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521682848
ISBN-10: 0521682843
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 14mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dale Jamieson

Dale Jamieson is Director of Environmental Studies at New York University, where he is also Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, and Affiliated Professor of Law.

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