Ecology Ethics and Interdependence

Ecology  Ethics  and Interdependence

What is the most skillful way to enact change? And how do we fight on, even when our efforts seem to bear no fruit? Inspiring, edifying, and transformative, this should be required reading for any citizen of the world.

Author: Dunne D. John

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614295143

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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Powerful conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading scientists on the most pressing issue of our time. Engage with leading scientists, academics, ethicists, and activists, as well as His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Karmapa, who gathered in Dharamsala, India, for the twenty-third Mind and Life conference to discuss arguably the most urgent questions facing humanity today: What is happening to our planet? What can we do about it? How do we balance the concerns of people against the rights of animals and against the needs of an ecosystem? What is the most skillful way to enact change? And how do we fight on, even when our efforts seem to bear no fruit? Inspiring, edifying, and transformative, this should be required reading for any citizen of the world.
Categories: Nature

Environmental Ethics Ecological Theology and Natural Selection

Environmental Ethics  Ecological Theology  and Natural Selection

Whereas ecosystem interdependence is not necessarily a function of biological
kinship—interactions occurring within the system can take place between
organisms that are very closely or very distantly related biologically—this type of
 ...

Author: Lisa H. Sideris

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231126618

Category: Science

Page: 311

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Lisa Sideris proposes a new way of thinking about the natural world, an environmental ethic that incorporates the ideas of natural selection and values the processes rather than the products of nature. Such an approach encourages us to take a minimally interventionist approach to nature. Only when the competitive realities of evolution are faced squarely, Sideris argues, can we generate practical environmental principles to deal with such issues as species extinction and the relationship between suffering and sentience.
Categories: Science

The Ethics of Interdependence

The Ethics of Interdependence

In this powerful book, William F. Felice argues that a new range of human rights duties for individuals, nation states, and global institutions has emerged in our modern interconnected era.

Author: William F. Felice

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266711

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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In this powerful book, William F. Felice argues that a new range of human rights duties for individuals, nation states, and global institutions has emerged in our modern interconnected era. He investigates the compelling ideas of ethical interdependence and new global human rights duties in four case studies: mass incarceration in the United States, LGBT rights in Africa, women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, and environmental rights in China. Felice argues that in all four cases a “human-rights threshold” has been surpassed, and urgent action is needed to address unacceptable levels of human suffering. Beginning with a primer on how the international community through the United Nations has codified international human rights law, Felice explores the conflicts between rights, problems of compliance, and the difficulties that emerge when cultural and religious rights are privileged over the rights of individuals and groups. He shows that a robust normative framework of global governance and global citizenship is central to the actualization of human rights protection for all.
Categories: Political Science

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

99 ) in Taylor ' s thought between viewing people as “ integral ” members of the
interdependent community of life like other organisms , and Taylor ' s ethical
injunction to minimize our involvement with wild nature . Evans wants to dissolve
this ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066380182

Category: Bioethics

Page:

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Categories: Bioethics

The Ethics of the Environment

The Ethics of the Environment

Winter 2006 CALLICOTT'S ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITARIANISM 399 one
ancestor in common with us , no matter how far back in time or evolution that
ancestor existed , that organism is our kin . Community 16 is a function of
interdependence ...

Author: Robin Attfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132269189

Category: Science

Page: 620

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This book brings together over thirty leading contributions to environmental ethics, from pioneering papers to recent work at the cutting edge of thought in this field. The introduction links together these articles and also appraises their strengths and weaknesses and presents a distinctive overview of the subject.
Categories: Science

Ecology Ethics and the Future of Humanity

Ecology  Ethics  and the Future of Humanity

A book that combines moral and political philosophy with traditions of activism and literature in a background of scientific knowledge and interpretation to build a comprehensive picture of an ecological humanity.

Author: Adam Riggio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137536235

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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A book that combines moral and political philosophy with traditions of activism and literature in a background of scientific knowledge and interpretation to build a comprehensive picture of an ecological humanity.
Categories: Philosophy

Worldviews Religion and the Environment

Worldviews  Religion  and the Environment

In fact , interdependence is the most commonly invoked concept in Buddhist
environmental ethics to date . Most often , it is celebrated as a view of our
relationships with our world that invites and requires ecological concern and a
view that is ...

Author: Richard C. Foltz

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000081008801

Category: Religion

Page: 598

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"This [text] strives to be as inclusive as possible. It attempts to give voice to as wide a range as possible of the diverse sources of contemporary worldviews throughout the globe, Western and Eastern, Northern and Southern, women's and men's." -- Preface.
Categories: Religion

Humankind and Nature

Humankind and Nature

This collection of essays embracing a wide scope of current topics, theme and questions will renew awareness of the ecological dilemma and stimulate reflection on its spiritual and social dimensions.

Author: Albert Wong

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443873529

Category: Nature

Page: 245

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As climate change continues to batter the coastlines of North America and elsewhere, and as extreme weather events provide abundant proof of its reality, religious leaders can no longer ignore the fact that the human has become a geologic force, a force that must be re-educated and re-formed in order to guarantee safe passage into a sustainable future. Hopefully, Jesuits and their lay partners can continue to provide leadership in regard to this issue, correctly identified by Fr Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, as a top priority. In this particular context, the role of religions and their valuable contributions must be evaluated. Religion’s role is not simply one of morality; rather, it seeks, especially in Christianity, to show the face of God. It is out of this relation that believers then seek to live towards the “good,” especially in relation to their neighbours, creation and God. Religious believers may have failed severely in communicating this relationship in the twenty-first century. This publication gathers together a roster of Western and Asian experts’ contributions from various fields of knowledge related to ecology, anthropology, religions and ethics, economics, technology, and to environmental and health protection studies. This collection of essays embracing a wide scope of current topics, theme and questions will renew awareness of the ecological dilemma and stimulate reflection on its spiritual and social dimensions.
Categories: Nature

Ethics and Environmental Responsibility

Ethics and Environmental Responsibility

Environmental ethics is if nothing else an ethic of interdependence , and will not
countenance the excuse ' I don ' t intend to help spoil the environment - all I
intend to do is grow exhibition size cauliflowers with the aid of this fertiliser ' ; or '
All I ...

Author: Nigel Dower

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106015160721

Category: Philosophy

Page: 146

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Categories: Philosophy

Rationality and Science in Public Policy

Rationality and Science in Public Policy

Scientist and moralist might together explore a potential union of their concerns ;
might seek a set of empirical facts with ethical meaning , a set of moral truths .
The ecological ethic of interdependence may be the outcome of just such a ...

Author: Robert V. Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000066124755

Category: Environmental law

Page: 666

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Categories: Environmental law

Conflicting Values Contested Terrain

Conflicting Values  Contested Terrain

Within the field of environmental ethics as a whole , grounding an ethic on
ecological interdependence as do Leopold and Callicott , is a step 68 toward
moving beyond the human - nature dichotomy , yet not entirely free from it . David
Abram ...

Author: Sarah Fleisher Trainor

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3488957

Category:

Page: 800

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Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

BIOPHYSICAL LIMITS TO GROWTH The biophysical limits to growth arise from
three interrelated conditions : finitude , entropy , and ecological interdependence
. The economy , in its physical dimensions , is an open subsystem of our finite ...

Author: Joseph R. DesJardins

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015047883080

Category: Nature

Page: 620

View: 362

This exciting anthology emphasizes ethical issues in environmental policy while providing balanced coverage of theoretical perspectives and applied environmental topics.
Categories: Nature

Environmental Ethics Ecological Theology and Natural Selection

Environmental Ethics  Ecological Theology  and Natural Selection

Lisa Sideris proposes a new way of thinking about the natural world, an environmental ethic that incorporates the ideas of natural selection and values the processes rather than the products of nature.

Author: Lisa H. Sideris

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231126603

Category: Science

Page: 311

View: 266

Lisa Sideris proposes a new way of thinking about the natural world, an environmental ethic that incorporates the ideas of natural selection and values the processes rather than the products of nature. Such an approach encourages us to take a minimally interventionist approach to nature. Only when the competitive realities of evolution are faced squarely, Sideris argues, can we generate practical environmental principles to deal with such issues as species extinction and the relationship between suffering and sentience.
Categories: Science

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

A biocentric ethic can be realized only if this connection is made and only if man
has the courage to embrace a new posture towards the rest of nature. However ,
adoption of a new ecological ethic of interdependence will amount to little more ...

Author: Stephen Meagher

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006144730

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 292

View: 277

Categories: Environmental protection

Merleau Ponty Interworlds and the Phenomenology of Interdependence

Merleau Ponty  Interworlds  and the Phenomenology of Interdependence

This book aims to clarify interdependence as a concept and to reveal the ontological commitments that demonstrate how this notion can help us address a range of contemporary issues in ethics, politics, environmental ethics, and interspecies ...

Author: Anya M. Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138292761

Category:

Page: 272

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This book aims to clarify interdependence as a concept and to reveal the ontological commitments that demonstrate how this notion can help us address a range of contemporary issues in ethics, politics, environmental ethics, and interspecies concerns. The term interdependence is often mentioned in contemporary political and social discourses without a clear appreciation for its conceptual commitments and practical implications. Daly addresses these deficiencies through cogent analyses of phenomenology that interrogate and reconfigure our understandings of the various natural, interpersonal, cultural, and political domains key to our living in a shared world. The book's conceptual framework is organized around Merleau-Ponty's non-dualist and relational ontology, which underpins human subjects and other living beings in what he calls an "interworld." Each of the seven chapters outlines a different interworld--natural, perceptual, aesthetic, linguistic, philosophical, ethical, and political--and shows how phenomenology as a philosophy of lived experience is uniquely placed to reveal the significance and background conditions of that world. The book also engages with the commitments and methodologies of other disciplines, notably psychology, neuroscience, and political theory, to shed new light on the vexing issues contained within these interworlds.
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Pathways to Partnerships

Pathways to Partnerships

These six constructs were named as : Interaction and Interdependence ,
Resources Conservation , Environmental Ethics , Environmental Management ,
Ecological Principles , and Carrying Capacity and Quality of Life . Discussion The
main ...

Author: North American Association for Environmental Education. Annual Conference

Publisher: North Amer Assn for Environmental

ISBN: MINN:31951D01268449J

Category: Environmental education

Page: 517

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The theme of the 1993 conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education was "Pathways to Partnerships: Coalitions for Environmental Education." Speakers on environmental issues represented government agencies and legislative houses, international institutions, businesses, and academia and included U.S. Representative Karan English and Madeleine May Kunin, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. The proceedings are divided into five major areas. General session presentations, which include both keynote and featured speakers, include topics on environmental education legislation, reform, and perspectives on the Tennessee River and the Ukraine. Conference workshops include businesses in partnership in education, developing teacher training programs, student assessment, and ecological economics. Symposia cover such topics as wildlife, environmental education advocacy, role of government, adult education, multimedia, sustainable development, and environmental education research. Conference papers were grouped into six related strands: (1) "Educating about Environmental Issues and Policies"; (2) "Curriculum and Teaching Strategies"; (3) "Nonformal Programs"; (4) "International Education Programs"; (5) "From Research To Application in Environmental Education; and (6) "Promoting Environmental Education Programs." Contains a total of 132 conference papers. (PVD)
Categories: Environmental education

Value and Values

Value and Values

This volume brings together leading thinkers from around the world to deliberate on how best to correlate worth (value) with what is worthwhile (values), pairing human prosperity with personal, environmental, and spiritual flourishing in a ...

Author: Roger T. Ames

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824854522

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

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The most pressing issues of the twenty-first century—climate change and persistent hunger in a world of food surpluses, to name only two—are not problems that can be solved from within individual disciplines, nation-states, or cultural perspectives. They are predicaments that can only be resolved by generating sustained and globally robust coordination across value systems. The scale of the problems and necessity for coordinated global solutions signal a world historical transit as momentous as the Industrial Revolution: a transition from the predominance of technical knowledge to that of ethical deliberation. This volume brings together leading thinkers from around the world to deliberate on how best to correlate worth (value) with what is worthwhile (values), pairing human prosperity with personal, environmental, and spiritual flourishing in a world of differing visions of what constitutes a moral life. Especially in the aftermath of what is now being called the Great Recession, awareness has mounted of the imperative to question the modern divorce of economics from ethics. While the domains of economics and ethics were from antiquity through at least the eighteenth century understood in many cultures to be coterminous and mutually entailing, the modern assumption has been that the goal of maximizing human prosperity and the aim of justly enhancing our lives as persons and as communities were functionally and practically distinct. Working from a wide array of perspectives, the contributors to this volume offer a set of challenges to the assumed independence of the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of human and planetary well-being. Reflecting on the complex interrelationship among economics, justice, and equity, the book resists "one size fits all" approaches and struggles to revitalize the marriage of economics and ethics by activating cultural differences as the basis of mutual contribution to shared human flourishing. The publication of this important collection will stimulate or extend critical debates among scholars and students working in a number of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, including philosophy, history, environmental studies, economics, and law. Contributors: Roger T. Ames, James Behuniak Jr., Steve Bein, Nalini Bhushan, Purushottama Bilimoria, Steven Burik, Amita Chatterjee, Baoyan Cheng, Gordon Davis, Jay L. Garfield, Steven F. Geisz, Peter D. Hershock, Larry A. Hickman, Kathleen M. Higgins, Heidi M. Hurd, Thomas P. Kasulis, Workineh Kelbessa, Lori Keleher, Oliver Leaman, James McRae, Jin Y. Park, James Peterman, Naoko Saito, May Sim, Robert Smid, Paul Standish, Kenneth W. Stikkers, Karsten J. Struhl, Meera Sushila Viswanathan, Wu Shiu- Ching, Xu Di, T. Yamauchi, Yang Liuxin
Categories: Philosophy

Earth Cancer

Earth Cancer

Ecology holds within its disciplinary purview the insights that have the capability
to refashion both ethics and economics and to demythologize the truncated
concepts of interdependence that issue from the social sciences . One suspects
that ...

Author: Van B. Weigel

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015035012296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

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From the pollution-infested landscape of urban areas to the leached soil of decimated rain forests, the human race has exerted its will on the environment with reckless abandon. In effect, humankind has become a most dangerous type of Earth Cancer. Now this rampant form of cancer is threatening the very existence of life on this planet. Is it our divine right to control all species and habitats? Does our insatiable hunger for expansion and disregard for the environment represent a collective death-wish by our species? If so, how can we change our fate? This extraordinary book confronts these questions by studying the complex relationship between ethics, economics, and ecology. More than a chronicle of environmental devastation, Earth Cancer challenges human beings to examine and redefine their economic, social, and moral values in a way that respects the interdependence of the biosphere. Only when this level of self-understanding is reached can humans realize their full potential as intelligent species and preserve the earth's ecology for future generations. The facts are shocking. Every day on Earth, approximately 75 plant and animal species are driven into biological extinction. Forests are being destroyed and the wealth of our planet's resources are being depleted at an astounding rate. The planet as we know it is facing a barren future unless the human race can halt the spread of a cancer that holds Earth's fate in the balance. To fight back, we must come to terms with several harsh realities: 1. Human beings must realize that our destiny is inextricably linked to the preservation of other species and environmental resources. 2. We must adjust our perspective to view the human race as an equal, interdependent part of the biosphere, not as ruler over it. 3. We must temper our seemingly unquenchable thirst for progress with a more holistic vision for the long-term survival of our species. In short, we must confront the source of this deadly earth cancer--ourselves. Earth Cancer sounds a wake-up call for humanity. Weigel contends that humans have constructed a self-defeating Berlin Wall between themselves and other species. This wall is built from arrogance toward the environment as symbolized by the systematic destruction of habitats and the reckless generation of waste. As our blind pursuit of economic development and expansion continues to prevail over ecological concern, the wall grows larger and the devastation more prolific. Weigel explains that humans face a moral and ethical imperative to stem this tide before it is too late. Because the fate of so many species is dependent upon the decisions we make, the ideal of interdependence with all other members of the biosphere must be embraced. This important book provides new insight about our attitude toward the environment and suggests that a change in our priorities could mean a change in our destiny.
Categories: Business & Economics

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

If nature and humanity are equal and interdependent , one part of this
interdependent relationship ( humanity ) cannot own another part . Moreover ,
some Greens are of the view that the Earth owns us , since we are all its
creatures .

Author: Arvind Kumar

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215131769

Category: Environmental ethics

Page: 278

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Categories: Environmental ethics