John Dewey And Environmental Philosophy

John Dewey And Environmental Philosophy

eBook - 2004
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A comprehensive look at how John Dewey's ethics can inform environmental issues. Hugh P. McDonald's John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy breaks new ground by applying Dewey's insights to a new approach to philosophy of the environment; the concern for the rights of animals; the preservation of rare species, habitats, and landscapes; and the health of the whole ecology. The book summarizes much of the current literature on environmental ethics, concentrating on the writings of major figures in the movement: Tom Regan, J. Baird Callicott, Holmes Rolston, and Bryan Norton. The heart of the book consists of a detailed analysis of Dewey's ethics, his theory of intrinsic value, and his holistic approach to moral justification. Arguing against the idea that Dewey's philosophy is anthropocentric, McDonald makes a strong case that using Dewey's philosophy will result in a superior framework for environmental ethics.
Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9781423739258
1423739256
Characteristics: xix, 227 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc

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