Canadian issues in environmental ethics by Alex Wellington, Allan Jacob Greenbaum, Wesley Cragg

By Alex Wellington, Allan Jacob Greenbaum, Wesley Cragg

Is it attainable to layout a wooded area coverage that satisfies moral and environmental issues and is suitable to company, labour and primary countries representatives? what's the top direction during the tangle of moral matters surrounding the cave in of the east coast fishery? what kind of duties does a wealthy kingdom similar to Canada need to fulfill the claims of world environmental justice? those are the types of matters in utilized ethics which are tackled during this selection of essays, nearly all of which were written specially for this quantity. it's the first Canadian selection of its type. The booklet is split in to sections detailing with such subject matters because the surroundings and the economic climate; moral concerns when it comes to non-human animals; problems with gender; and concerns with regards to local peoples. many of the authors are philosophers, notwithstanding experts in geography, geology, and the social sciences also are one of the members. common reference is made to theoretical moral issues, however the concentration all through is on utilized ethics, and quite a few case stories are integrated. (Examples comprise essays on animal rights and the case of local hunters; floor mining in Northern Ontario, the Quebec arctic; and fishing groups within the Maritimes.) Comparisons are usually interested in regulations and moral questions bobbing up in different countries-most prominently the U.S..

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His essay, The Land Ethic, has probably been the most cited and most influential piece in the whole field. 34 Leopold presented his ethic as but the latest development in an organic evolution of moral consciousness. Leopold was instrumental for introducing aesthetic and ecological concepts into the discourse of environmental ethics and environmental advocacy concepts such as beauty, harmony, stability, integrity and diversity. Contemporary environmental philosophers, such as J. 37 Atomism, or individualism, in ethics, refers to the belief that the individual organism or person is the locus of value, as well as the source of value.

Ethics and the Environmental Impact Statement Ron Pushchak 292 19. Lessons from the Moose River Basin Wesley Cragg and Mark Schwartz 306 20. Exploring Aboriginal Environmental Ethics Deborah McGregor 325 Environmental Justice Ecofeminism 21. An Overview of Ecofeminism Annie Booth 330 22. Allies in Agriculture Karen Krug 352 Environmental Justice Pedagogy 23. Environmental Education in a Democratic Society Pamela Courtenay Hall 363 Environmental Justice International/Global Justice Issues 24. International Environmental Justice Peter Penz 386 Notes on Contributors 401 Page vii Acknowledgements Thanks to Don LePan and the rest of the team at Broadview Press for taking this project on in the first place and for sticking by it during the evolution of this book, which was fraught with the usual delays and difficulties (and then some).

Either there is insufficient theoretical material, or more commonly a fairly limited range of issues is covered. When a book does contain adequate coverage of both theoretical and practical issues, it tends to be huge. 2 Moreover, in all of the books that we are aware of, when there is discussion of practical issues the emphasis is on material of relevance to an American or British audience. Our book is certainly not meant to be the last word on the subject, or the only one of its kind. There were many people working in the field in Canada whose work we had hoped to be able to include, but could not, for various reasons including time constraints and conflicting commitments.

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