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eBook Environmental Ethics: An Overview for the Twenty-First Century epub
  • ISBN: 0745627374
  • Author: Robin Attfield
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (November 7, 2003)
  • Pages: 248 pages
  • ePUB size: 1258 kb
  • FB2 size 1376 kb
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The book introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems.

The book introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems. Attfield also puts forward his own original contribution to the debates, advocating biocentric consequentialism among theories of normative ethics and defending objectivism in meta-ethics. The possibilities of ethical consumerism and investment are discussed, and the nature and basis of responsibilities for future generations in such areas as sustainable development are given detailed consideration.

Author Robin Attfield does have a good argument here in that environmental issues become global issues and should concern everyone, which he lays out in the book's chapters. The book is not easy to understand at first. In fact, the many theories and names mentioned is quite overwhelming. He mentions ecofeminism quite a bit in the early chapters, a term I had never heard of before.

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Robin Attfield, Environmental Ethics: An Overview for the Twenty-First Century, Polity Press, Cambridge, and .

Robin Attfield, Environmental Ethics: An Overview for the Twenty-First Century, Polity Press, Cambridge, and Blackwell, Malden, MA, 2003, pp. xii + 232. ISBN 0-7456-2737-4 (hb); ISBN 0-7456-2738-2 (pb); (2nd Edn) 14-Mar-2014. Robin Attfield: Every Teacher a Leader: Developing and Realizing Potential 15 Dec 2007 (pb)

Robin Attfield has written a good book on environmental ethics here.

Robin Attfield has written a good book on environmental ethics here. This book is definitely academic in tone

The book introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems.

Author: Robin Attfield ISBN 10: 0745652530. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. The book introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems. Books will be free of page markings.

Environmental Ethics introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems

Environmental Ethics introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems.

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In this clear, concise and up-to-date introduction to environmental ethics, Robin Attfield guides the student through the key issues and debates in this field in ways that will also be of interest to a wide range of scholars and researchers.

The book introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems. Attfield also puts forward his own original contribution to the debates, advocating biocentric consequentialism among theories of normative ethics and defending objectivism in meta-ethics. The possibilities of ethical consumerism and investment are discussed, and the nature and basis of responsibilities for future generations in such areas as sustainable development are given detailed consideration. Attfield adopts an inclusive, cosmopolitan perspective in discussions of global ethics and citizenship, and illustrates his argument with a discussion of global warming.

The text uses a range of devices to aid understanding, such as summaries of key issues, and guides to further reading and relevant websites. It has been written particularly with a view to the needs of students taking courses in environmental ethics, and will be of interest to students and scholars of philosophy, ethics, geography, religion and environmental studies.

Comments: (7)
Trash
This book is poorly written. If one writes in an organized fashion, concepts introduced should not need to be bolded (e.g. environmental ethics, anthropocentrism, biocentrism etc) multiple times. Attfield references other ethicists, but does not give important contextual information about that ethicist to understand her/his argument and/or why the argument is important. I also found it maddening that Attfield's multiple thesis statements were often not given supporting statements to evidence the premise of the earlier thesis. Attfield appears to not be aware of her own implicit attitudes, values, and assumptions in writing this book, which is abundantly evident in her treatment of the role of religion in environmental ethics. Although interested in this subject, I found this book to be a waste of time and money.
Samardenob
Great!
Umdwyn
This is a scholarly work that may not be easy to read. It is intended for students and researchers of environmental ethics. Author Robin Attfield does have a good argument here in that environmental issues become global issues and should concern everyone, which he lays out in the book's chapters.

The book is not easy to understand at first. In fact, the many theories and names mentioned is quite overwhelming. He covers a lot of theories by other environmental ethicists and philosophers, and his research is impressive. He mentions ecofeminism quite a bit in the early chapters, a term I had never heard of before. He covers debates and critiques in the first three chapters, all which can dazzle the mind or overload the cognitive thinking process.

The chapters become easier to understand as the book focuses on issues and gets away from the plethora of theories and ideologies of the first three chapters. Chapter 5's "Sustainable Development, Population and Precaution" starts getting introspective, and I find that starting with this chapter, the book gets much more interesting for the common reader. The book ends with more insight of global communities and climate change, wrapping up what starts out very dry into an intelligent, intellectual work of scholarly proportions.

He has a nice glossary toward the end of the book that I appreciate, because terms like "biocentric consequentialism" are not everyday words.

This book is well worth checking out.
Celore
This is an excellent overview of issues in environmental ethics. It would do perfectly as required reading in an introductory undergraduate course, or as a starting place for independent scholars. The range of content is wide and inclusive, with copious references that will help you follow your own specific interests.

The 15-page glossary is an especially awesome tool for students and the studious. Having all these key terms defined in one place makes it easy to do essentially side-by-side comparisons of the similar-sounding ones.

The author takes an admirably sensitive approach in explaining varying theories and deeply held beliefs surrounding the topics at hand. This is often followed by a critical analysis of the theories, sometimes explicitly revealing the author's personal opinions on the matter. I have mixed feelings about this (even though the author and I are generally on the same page). This kind of personal touch just feels out of place amidst the unbiased scholarly presentation of controversial issues. On the other hand, maybe it's better to be up front and avoid having readers suspecting hidden biases. In any case, my ambivalence about this aspect of the book definitely doesn't warrant a deduction from the five stars it deserves.
It's so easy
All of us make decisions or observations regarding what is "right" and what is "wrong." Understanding the logic behind these decisions is something different. With Environmental Ethics: An Overview for theTwenty-First Century, author and philosopher Robin Attfield takes the reader through environmental ethics methodically and carefully. Attfield repeats topics as necessary, reminds readers periodically what they should be understanding, and continues to cross-reference the topic under discussion with previous and future chapters. This makes this volume a useful book for a classroom setting at the college level, and also an understandable text when read outside of a classroom setting (although I can really see getting the most out of this book when combined with lecture and discussion).

I am appreciative of the focus not simply on the classic environmental issues of the past, but on current and future environmental issues.
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