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Environmental Ethics

An Introduction with Readings

By John Benson

Routledge – 2000 – 304 pages

Series: Philosophy and the Human Situation

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Description

Presupposing no prior knowledge of philosophy, John Benson introduces the fundamentals of environmental ethics by asking whether a concern with human well-being is an adequate basis for environmental ethics. He encourages the reader to explore this question, considering techniques used to value the environment and critically examining 'light green' to 'deep green' environmentalism. Each chapter is linked to a reading from a key thinker such as J.S. Mill and E.O. Wilson.

Key features include activities and exercises, enabling readers to monitor their progress throughout the book, chapter summaries and guides to further reading.

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Readers will find much of value in the arguments advanced and in the clarity with which they are presented. - Animal Welfare

Name: Environmental Ethics: An Introduction with Readings (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By John Benson. Presupposing no prior knowledge of philosophy, John Benson introduces the fundamentals of environmental ethics by asking whether a concern with human well-being is an adequate basis for environmental ethics. He encourages the reader to explore this...
Categories: Introductory Philosophy, Environmental Ethics