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Anderson, Adam (1780–1846), natural philosopher and engineer

Kenneth J. Cameron.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Engineering (General). 867 words.

Anderson, Adam (1780–1846), natural philosopher and engineer, was born on 29 June 1780 in Tulliallan parish, Perthshire, third son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Andrew...

Beale, John (bap. 1608, d. 1683), Church of England clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy

Patrick Woodland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 2588 words.

Beale, John (bap. 1608, d. 1683), Church of England clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy, was baptized at Yarkhill, Herefordshire, on 17 April 1608, the sixth and...

Clarke, Cuthbert (1728/9–1790), writer and lecturer on natural philosophy and agriculture

Sebastian Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Education. 817 words.

Clarke, Cuthbert (1728/9–1790), writer and lecturer on natural philosophy and agriculture, was probably born in Belford in Northumberland, though his origins are obscure. He spent the early...

Desaguliers, John Theophilus (1683–1744), natural philosopher and engineer

Patricia Fara.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Engineering (General). 3070 words.

Desaguliers, John Theophilus (1683–1744), natural philosopher and engineer, was born on 12 March 1683 at La Rochelle, France, the only surviving child of Jean Desaguliers (1644–1699),...

Drysdale, Charles Vickery (1874–1961), electrical engineer and social philosopher

A. B. Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Education; Philosophy. 924 words.

Drysdale, Charles Vickery (1874–1961), electrical engineer and social philosopher, was born in Paris, France, on 8 July 1874, the eldest son of Charles Robert Drysdale (1828/9–1907) [see...

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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Gordon, Sir Robert, of Gordonstoun, third baronet (1647–1704), landowner and natural philosopher

Steven A. Walton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Agriculture and Farming. 852 words.

Gordon, Sir Robert, of Gordonstoun, third baronet (1647–1704), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 7 March 1647 at Gordonstoun, in the parish of Drainie, Elgin, the first son and...

Hauksbee, Francis (bap. 1660, d. 1713), natural philosopher and scientific instrument maker

Stephen Pumfrey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1741 words.

Hauksbee, Francis (bap. 1660, d. 1713), natural philosopher and scientific instrument maker, was baptized on 27 May 1660 in the parish of St Mary-at-the-Walls, Colchester, the fifth of five...

Howard, Charles (1630–1713), landowner and natural philosopher

Michael Hunter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Agriculture and Farming. 765 words.

Howard, Charles (1630–1713), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 13 September 1630, the fourth son in the family of nine sons and three daughters of Henry Frederick Howard,...

Millington, John (1779–1868), engineer and natural philosopher

Charlotte Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Engineering (General). 1133 words.

Millington, John (1779–1868), engineer and natural philosopher, was born on 11 May 1779 in Hammersmith, Middlesex, the third child of Thomas Charles Millington, attorney, and Ruth Hill....

Nairne, Edward (1726–1806), instrument maker and natural philosopher

Simon Schaffer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1423 words.

Nairne, Edward (1726–1806), instrument maker and natural philosopher, was the son of Edward Nairne, and perhaps a native of Sandwich, Kent. In 1741 he was apprenticed to the London optical...

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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Pepys, William Hasledine (1775–1856), surgical instrument maker and natural philosopher

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1088 words.

Pepys, William Hasledine (1775–1856), surgical instrument maker and natural philosopher, was born on 23 March 1775, one of two surviving sons of William Hasledine Pepys (1748–1805), cutler...

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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Robison, John (1739–1805), natural philosopher and inventor

Paul Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 2009 words.

Robison, John (1739–1805), natural philosopher and inventor, was born on 4 February 1739 in Glasgow, the son of John Robison, a retired Glasgow merchant and his wife, Jean Lawson. The young...

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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