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Introduction

Anna L. Peterson

in Being Human

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780520226548
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520226548.003.0003
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This volume explores the connections among ideas about nature, ideas about humanness, and environmental ethics. This book is divided into nine chapters that explore ideas about the definition, meaning, and value of humanness in a variety of traditions of thought. It also considers central issues regarding the shape of our communities, the destruction of our natural environment and the character of moral discourse.

Keywords: nature; humanness; environmental ethics; natural environment; moral discourse

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Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology

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