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Ecological Ethics [Paperback]

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction
This Book
An Initial Example
Looking Ahead
Value and Nature
Ethics and Grub
What′s New?
Transparency and Responsibility
2 The Earth in Crisis
The Signs
Analysing Ecocrisis
Science and Technology
3 Ethics
What is Ethics?
Realism vs. Relativism
The Naturalistic Fallacy
Religious Ethics
Secular Ethics
4 Three Schools of Ethics
Deontology (‘Rights′)
Consequentialism (‘Effects′)
Virtue Ethics
A Green Virtue Ethic
5 Value
Some Issues
Anthropocentrism
Ecocentrism
6 Light Green or Shallow (Anthropocentric) Ethics
What is a Light Green Ethic?
Environmentalism
Lifeboat Ethics
7 Mid–Green or Intermediate Ethics
Animal Liberation
Animal Rights
Biocentrism
Animals and Us
Wild Animals
Domestic Animals
On (Not) Eating Animals: the Options
8 Dark Green or Deep (Ecocentric) Ethics
A Suggested DeÞnition
The Land Ethic
Gaia Theory
Deep Ecology
Deep Green Theory
Left Biocentrism
Ecocentrism and the Left
The Earth Manifesto
9 Ecofeminism
10 Deep Green Ethics as Post–Secular
Dogmatic Secularism
An Ecocentric Spirituality
Animism
Green Buddhism?
11 Moral Pluralism and Pragmatism
The Poverty of Monism
The Consequences of Pluralism
Multicentrism
12 Green Citizenship and Education
Making it Real
A Long Revolution?
Ecological Education
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Ecological Republicanism
A Note on Wisdom
13 Grounding Ecological Ethics
The Food System
On Malthus
Climate Change
Wind Power and Energy
Nuclear Energy
Geo–engineering
Carbon Trading and Ecosystem Services: the New Gods of the Market
Sustainability
The Limits to Growth
A Left Ecocentric Guide to Capitalism
Alternatives
Movements in the Right Direction
14 Human Overpopulation
The Problem
Analysing Overpopulation
Taking on the Arguments about Overpopulation
Climate Change Again
Overpopulation and Ecocentrism
15 Postscript
Notes
References
Index

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