Environmental philosophy

Environmental philosophy

Environmental philosophy is a branch of philosophy that is concerned with the natural environment and our place within it.cite book | last = Belshaw | first = Christopher | title = Environmental Philosophy | publisher = Acumen | date = 2001 | location = Chesham | isbn = 1902683218 ] It includes environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ecofeminism & environmental theology. [cite web | title =International Association of Environmental Philosophy | url = http://www.environmentalphilosophy.org/ | accessdate = 2008-07-30] Some of the main areas of interest for environmental philosophers are:

*Defining environment and nature
*How to value the environment
*Moral status of animals and plants
*Endangered species
*Environmentalism and Deep Ecology
*Aesthetic value of nature
*Restoration of nature
*Consideration of future generations


Further reading

*Armstrong, Susan, Richard Botzler. "Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence," McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, New York.
*DesJardins, Joseph R., "Environmental Ethics" Wadsworth Publishing Company, ITP, An International Thomson Publishing Company, Belmont, California. A Division of Wadsworth, Inc.
*Derr, Patrick, G, Edward McNamara, 2003. "Case Studies in Environmental Ethics," Bowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, Lanham, Maryland 20706 isbn = 0742531368
*Devall, W. and G. Sessions. 1985. "Deep Ecology: Living As if Nature Mattered," Salt Lake City: Gibbs M. Smith, Inc.
*Foltz, Bruce V., Robert Frodeman. 2004. "Rethinking Nature," Indiana University Press, 601 North Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47404-3797 isbn = 0253217024
*Mannison, D., M. McRobbie, and R. Routley (ed), 1980. "Environmental Philosophy," Australian National University
*Næss, A. 1989. "Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy," Translated by D. Rothenberg. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
*Pojman, Louis P., Paul Pojman. "Environmental Ethics," Thomson-Wadsworth, United States
*Sherer, D., ed, Thomas Attig. 1983. "Ethics and the Environment," Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632. isbn = 0132901633
*VanDeVeer, Donald, Christine Pierce. "The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book," Wadsworth Publishing Company. An International Thomson Publishing Company
*Zimmerman, Michael E., J. Baird Callicott, George Sessions, Karen J. Warren, John Clark. 1993. "Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology," Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 isbn = 013666959X

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