Earthbound: New Introductory Essays in Environmental Ethics

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This important anthology consists of original essays that explore issues in environmental ethics. Some of the essays focus mainly on the interplay between the environment and the interests of today’s population while others place considerable importance on our environmental policies and our obligations to generations yet unborn.

Some deal mainly with the environmental ties that bind us to the members of our own community whereas others discuss environmental questions against the backdrop of our duties to people who live in distant nations. Still others inquire into the moral status of the nonhuman denizens of the earth, both animals and plants; indeed, sometimes it is the earth itself whose moral status is the object of inquiry. In short, the essays clearly examine a rich variety of concerns about the environment.

“This is a very interesting collection of original essays on such topics as pollution, energy, economics, ocean resources, agriculture, rare species, future generations, and moral theory.”

“This important anthology consists of original essays that explore issues in environmental ethics. Some of the essays focus mainly on the interplay between the environment and the interests of today’s population while others place considerable importance on our environmental policies and our obligations to generations yet unborn. Some deal mainly with the environmental ties that bind us to the members of our own community whereas others discuss environmental questions against the backdrop of our duties to people who live in distant nations. Still others inquire into the moral status of the nonhuman denizens of the earth, both animals and plants; indeed, sometimes it is the earth itself whose moral status is the object of inquiry. In short, the essays clearly examine a rich variety of concerns about the environment.”

1983. Earthbound: New Introductory Essays in Environmental Ethics. Editor, with an Introduction. Random House (paper) and Temple University Press (cloth).

1990. Earthbound: Introductory Essays in Environmental Ethics. Waveland Press.

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