Global Ethics and Environment

  • Filename: global-ethics-and-environment.
  • ISBN: 9781134642496
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Nicholas Low
  • Publisher: Routledge



As global capitalism expands and reaches ever-further corners of the world, practical problems continue to escalate and repercussions become increasingly serious and irreversible. These practical problems carry with them equally important and ethical issues. Global Ethics and Environment explores these ethical issues from a range of perspectives and using a wide range of case studies. Chapters focus on: the impact of development in new industrial regions; the ethical relationship between human and non-human nature; the application of ethics in different cultural and institutional contexts; environmental injustice in the location of hazardous materials and processes; the ethics of the impact of a single event (Chernobyl) on the global community; the ethics of transitional institutions. This collection will both stimulate debate and provide an excellent resource for wide-ranging case study material and solid academic context.

Global Ethics

  • Filename: global-ethics.
  • ISBN: 9781317491750
  • Release Date: 2014-12-05
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Heather Widdows
  • Publisher: Routledge



Global ethics addresses some of the most pressing ethical concerns today, including rogue states, torture, scarce resources, poverty, migration, consumption, global trade, medical tourism, and humanitarian intervention. It is both topical and important. How we resolve (or fail to resolve) the dilemmas of global ethics shapes how we understand ourselves, our relationships with each other and the social and political frameworks of governance now and into the future. This is seen most clearly in the case of climate change, where our actions now determine the environment our grandchildren will inherit, but it is also the case in other areas as our decisions about what it is permissible for humans beings to do to each other determines the type of beings we are. This book, suitable for course use, introduces students to the theory and practice of global ethics, ranging over issues in global governance and citizenship, poverty and development, war and terrorism, bioethics, environmental and climate ethics and gender justice.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics

  • Filename: the-routledge-handbook-of-global-ethics.
  • ISBN: 9781317592372
  • Release Date: 2015-05-08
  • Number of pages: 514
  • Author: Darrel Moellendorf
  • Publisher: Routledge



Global ethics focuses on the most pressing contemporary ethical issues - poverty, global trade, terrorism, torture, pollution, climate change and the management of scarce recourses. It draws on moral and political philosophy, political and social science, empirical research, and real-world policy and activism. The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject, presenting an authoritative overview of the most significant issues and ideas in global ethics. The 31 chapters by a team of international contributors are structured into six key parts: normative theory conflict and violence poverty and development economic justice bioethics and health justice environment and climate ethics. Covering the theoretical and practical aspects of global ethics as well as policy, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Global Ethics provides a benchmark for the study of global ethics to date, as well as outlining future developments. It will prove an invaluable reference for policy-makers, and is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, international relations, political science, environmental and development studies and human rights law.

Global Ethics and Climate Change

  • Filename: global-ethics-and-climate-change.
  • ISBN: 1474403999
  • Release Date: 2016-02-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Paul G. Harris
  • Publisher:



Global Ethics and Climate Change combines the science of climate change with ethical critique to expose its impact, the increasing intensity of dangerous trends - particularly growing global affluence, material consumption and pollution - and the intensifying moral dimensions of changes to the environment. It shows you that global justice is vital to mitigating climate change.

Global Ethics and Moral Responsibility

  • Filename: global-ethics-and-moral-responsibility.
  • ISBN: 9781409452300
  • Release Date: 2014-03-20
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Prof Dr Holger Burckhart
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



The philosophy of Hans Jonas was widely influential in the late twentieth century, warning of the potential dangers of technological progress and its negative effect on humanity and nature. Jonas advocated greater moral responsibility and taking this as a starting point, leading international scholars and experts on his work suggest original and promising solutions to current ethical issues within the context of his philosophy. The book considers the vital intersection between law and global ethics and covers issues related to technology and ethics, medical ethics, religion and environmental ethics.

Governing For the Environment

  • Filename: governing-for-the-environment.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015049736021
  • Release Date: 2001-01-11
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Brendan Gleeson
  • Publisher: Global Issues S



Governing for the Environment explores one of the dimensions of the value-knowledge system needed in any movement towards humane governance for the planet: the ecological sustainability and integrity of the Earth's environment. The book begins from the premise that while environmental knowledge and values have developed rapidly, their development must not overwhelm consideration of other core 'humane' values: peace, social justice, and human rights. The book's contributors explore a variety of ethical issues that must inform future global regulation of the Earth's environment.

Ethics of the Global Environment

  • Filename: ethics-of-the-global-environment.
  • ISBN: 9780748654864
  • Release Date: 2015-02-12
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Robin Attfield
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press



This fully updated and expanded textbook looks at issues including climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity preservation, and sensitively addresses global developments such as the Summits at Durban on climate and at Nagoya on biodiversity.

The Ethics of the Global Environment

  • Filename: the-ethics-of-the-global-environment.
  • ISBN: 1557531897
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Robin Attfield
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press



This volume concerns itself with the ethical principles and concepts relating to the environment: nature, resources and the planet. This is placed in the context of ethical theory, and consideration is given to the way these values have transformed received ethical traditions. Issues include the intrinsic value of nonhuman species, obligations to future generations, and the aesthetic needs of humanity. Both the universal responsibilities and their application are investigated. The international responsibilities to the planet are seen in the context of some of the most alarming future scenarios: limited access to water, the changing global climate, population explosion, the destruction of ecosystems, and even the extinction of humanity.

Bioregionalism and Global Ethics

  • Filename: bioregionalism-and-global-ethics.
  • ISBN: 9781136910340
  • Release Date: 2010-09-13
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Richard Evanoff
  • Publisher: Routledge



While a number of schools of environmental thought — including social ecology, ecofeminism, ecological Marxism, ecoanarchism, and bioregionalism — have attempted to link social issues to a concern for the environment, environmental ethics as an academic discipline has tended to focus more narrowly on ethics related either to changes in personal values or behavior, or to the various ways in which nature might be valued. What is lacking is a framework in which individual, social, and environmental concerns can be looked at not in isolation from each other, but rather in terms of their interrelationships. In this book, Evanoff aims to develop just such a philosophical framework — one in which ethical questions related to interactions between self, society, and nature can be discussed across disciplines and from a variety of different perspectives. The central problem his study investigates is the extent to which a dichotomized view of the relationship between nature and culture, perpetuated in ongoing debates over anthropocentric vs. ecocentric approaches to environmental ethics, might be overcome through the adoption of a transactional perspective, which offers a more dynamic and coevolutionary understanding of how humans interact with their natural environments. Unlike anthropocentric approaches to environmental ethics, which often privilege human concerns over ecological preservation, and some ecocentric approaches, which place more emphasis on preserving natural environments than on meeting human needs, a transactional approach attempts to create more symbiotic and less conflictual modes of interaction between human cultures and natural environments, which allow for the flourishing of both.

The Future of Environmental Criticism

  • Filename: the-future-of-environmental-criticism.
  • ISBN: 9781405151979
  • Release Date: 2009-02-09
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Lawrence Buell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement. A critical summary of the emerging discipline of “ecocriticism”. Written by one of the world’s leading theorists in ecocriticism. Traces the history of the ecocritical movement from its roots in the 1970s through to its diversification and proliferation today. Takes account of different ecocritical positions and directions. Describes major tensions within ecocriticism and addresses major criticisms of the movement. Looks to the future of ecocriticism, proposing that discourses of the environment should become a permanent part of literary and cultural studies.

Business Its Legal Ethical and Global Environment

  • Filename: business-its-legal-ethical-and-global-environment.
  • ISBN: 9780538470544
  • Release Date: 2010-12-13
  • Number of pages: 896
  • Author: Marianne Jennings
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Comprehensive and practical, BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, & GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, 9TH EDITION emphasizes real-world applications and encourages critical thinking skills. While exploring the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics in the text, readers apply the concepts to more than 200 real-world situations and a wealth of learning features, while heightening their own sense of morality. BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, & GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, 9TH EDITION effectively illustrates how law and ethics apply to issues in the workplace, and is an excellent resource for future business managers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Ethics and the Global Marketplace

  • Filename: environmental-ethics-and-the-global-marketplace.
  • ISBN: 0820320153
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press



The global market is the largest and most powerful socioeconomic institution on the planet, and as such it demands that those who desire to benefit from it or those who seek to regulate it realize the economic and environmental consequences of their actions. The contributors to Environmental Ethics and the Global Marketplace argue that the health of the environment is inextricably linked to the health of the economy, and economic strength depends on the preservation of environmental values. Ultimately, economic and environmental sciences must merge more completely if we are to arrive at ethically justified principles as the basis for national and international environmental policy process, enabling environmental ethics to move beyond academic venues into domestic and international decision making.

Global Ethics on Climate Change

  • Filename: global-ethics-on-climate-change.
  • ISBN: 9781317967347
  • Release Date: 2013-08-15
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Martin Schonfeld
  • Publisher: Routledge



The volatility of climate change is increasing. It is bad news, and many climatologists, policy analysts and environmental groups regard the West as the largest contributor to the problems caused by climate change. This book raises questions concerning the systemic and cultural reasons for Western countries’ unwillingness to bear full responsibility for their carbon emissions. Is the Western paradigm failing? Can other cultures offer solutions? Are there alternatives for designing a better future? Just as the roots of the problem of climate change are cultural, the solution must be too. The contributors to Global Ethics on Climate Change explore cultural alternatives. This differs from conventional climate ethics, which tends to address the crisis with utilitarian, legalistic, and analytic tools. The authors in this volume doubt whether such paradigm patches will work. It may be time to think outside the box and consider non-Western insights about the good life, indigenous wisdom on being-in-the-world, and new ideas for civil evolution. This book is an examination of candidates for a Plan B. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Global Ethics.

Climate Change Ethics and Human Security

  • Filename: climate-change-ethics-and-human-security.
  • ISBN: 9781139488334
  • Release Date: 2010-07-22
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Karen O'Brien
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Presenting human security perspectives on climate change, this volume raises issues of equity, ethics and environmental justice, as well as our capacity to respond to what is increasingly considered to be the greatest societal challenge for humankind. Written by international experts, it argues that climate change must be viewed as an issue of human security, and not an environmental problem that can be managed in isolation from larger questions concerning development trajectories, and ethical obligations towards the poor and to future generations. The concept of human security offers a new approach to the challenges of climate change, and the responses that could lead to a more equitable and sustainable future. Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners concerned with the human dimensions of climate change, as well as to upper-level students in the social sciences and humanities interested in climate change.

Ethics and the Environment

  • Filename: ethics-and-the-environment.
  • ISBN: 9781139467889
  • Release Date: 2008-01-24
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Dale Jamieson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



What is the environment, and how does it figure in an ethical life? This book is an introduction to the philosophical issues involved in this important question, focussing primarily on ethics but also encompassing questions in aesthetics and political philosophy. Topics discussed include the environment as an ethical question, human morality, meta-ethics, normative ethics, humans and other animals, the value of nature, and nature's future. The discussion is accessible and richly illustrated with examples. The book will be valuable for students taking courses in environmental philosophy, and also for a wider audience in courses in ethics, practical ethics, and environmental studies. It will also appeal to general readers who want a reliable and sophisticated introduction to the field.

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