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Values in and Duties to the Natural World - philpapers.org

Humans valuing the natural environment --Higher animals : duties to sentient life --Organisms : duties to organic life --Life in jeopardy : duties to endangered species --Life in community : duties to ecosystems --The concept of natural value : a theory for environmental ethics --Environmental policy : an ethic of the commons --Environmental business : an ethic for commerce --Down to earth ...

"Environmental Ethics unravels the ethics question, then weaves the strands back together in a tight fabric of analysis and proposal.... By refusing to be pulled toward either an economics-based or a "biocentrist" position, Rolston bridges an otherwise yawning gap between the two camps. ... A model of the environmental thinking - and acting - required now and in the future." Christian Science Monitor. "Rolston's incisive logic... poetic insights... and almost conversational style reassure the reader... With luck, lots of people will accompany him on this journey, returning with ideas with which to launch sophisticated discussions of environmental ethics." Los Angeles Times Book Review. "Rolston's work - worthy of becoming a classic itself - explores values from several points of view.... The work is not a carefully structured argument, but a delightful series of insights and concrete examples leading to a new gestalt... a unique groundbreaking work appropriate for all reader levels."Choice. "Most insightful and poetic... We need Rolston's wisdom." Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Sierra. "A lucid introduction to environmental ethics that will be of value to scholars, students, and general readers... Environmental Ethics is packed with information and a good deal of wisdom obviously acquired through long experience." Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University. "Rolston's analysis... is perceptive philosophy yet accessible to a general audience. His comprehensive scope, accurate references, examples given, and clarity of text make the book invaluable to students of environmental ethics in a very practical way... What a wonderful effort !" David Hales, University of Michigan. "A brilliantly provocative challenge for us to think about how we should behave toward the environment... A required book for public and natural science collections." Library Journal. "This work is vintage Rolston, which is very good. He has a wonderful and intimate knowledge of matters environmental, which he again uses here in insightfully new ways.... This book reads well, reads easily, reads enticingly." Donald Scherer, Bowling Green State University.

What are Environmental Ethics and Our Moral ...

"Environmental Ethics" is a systematic account of values carried by the natural world, coupled with an inquiry into duties toward animals, plants, species, and ecosystems. A comprehensive philosophy of nature is illustrated by and integrated with numerous actual examples of ethical decisions made in encounters with fauna and flora, endangered species, and threatened ecosystems. The ethics ...