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Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Robin Attfield.

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 160 pages.

Environmental ethics studies the values and principles involved in combating environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. Environmental...

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Environmental ethics and religion

Robin Attfield.

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 4128 words.

‘Environmental ethics and religion’ focuses on the impact of theistic religions and the related tradition of stewardship on environmental ethics. It is widely believed that Western forms of...

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The ethics of climate change

Robin Attfield.

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 4568 words.

Climate change in the form of global warming is a serious ecological problem. ‘The ethics of climate change’ explains that the vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is...

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Future generations

Robin Attfield.

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 4184 words.

Concern about future generations stretches as far back as the Ten Commandments, but the belief that present people can significantly change the future originated as recently as the...

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Origins

Robin Attfield.

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 3388 words.

For centuries we have been changing the natural world around us, through hunting and farming; building, mining, and engineering; and travelling and trading. But we can no longer take it for...

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Principles for right action

Robin Attfield.

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 4982 words.

Environmental ethics cannot escape from considering what ought or ought not to be done, and how this is to be decided or discovered. ‘Principles for right action’ reflects on how to...

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Social and political movements

Robin Attfield.

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 4018 words.

Large contributions have been made to environmental ethics by social and political movements, such as Deep Ecology, ecofeminism, Social Ecology, the Environmental Justice Movement, and...

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Some key concepts

Robin Attfield.

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 4587 words.

‘Some key concepts’ focuses on the key concepts widely held and pivotal to thinking about environmental ethics. It begins with the concept of nature, ways in which people seek to relate...

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Sustainability and preservation

Robin Attfield.

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Monitoring. 4575 words.

Sustainable development was defined in the 1987 Brundtland Report as development that ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their...

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