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The Spirit of the Soil

Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

By Paul B. Thompson

Routledge – 1994 – 208 pages

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    978-0-415-08623-3
    November 24th 1994
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    978-0-415-08622-6
    November 24th 1994
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The Spirit of the Soil challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. Paul B. Thompson identifies four `worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities; productionism, stewardship, economics and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology from these ethical perspectives. This book achieves an open-ended account of sustainability designed to minimise hubris and help us to recapture the spirit of the soil.

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  1. Environmental Ethics

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