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War after Death: On Violence and Its Limits

Steven Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256778
eISBN:
9780823261406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256778.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book considers forms of violence that regularly occur in actual wars but do not often factor into the stories we tell about war, which revolve invariably around killing and death. Recent history ... More


Animals as Part of the Environment

Rosemary Rodd

in Biology, Ethics, and Animals

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240525
eISBN:
9780191680199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240525.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The idea that the problem of how we ought to behave towards other animals is merely a part of the question of our relationship with nature leads us to confusion and muddled thinking. Concerns about ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Introduction

J. Baird Callicott

in Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

The idea for this book came to the author at a conference after another presenter graphically traced the biography of the Earth from its birth as a planet through the origins of life and the way life ... More


The Land Ethic (an Ought): A Critical Account of Its Ecological Foundations (an Is)

J. Baird Callicott

in Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

Because the land ethic is erected on scientific foundations it falls afoul of the Is/Ought Dichotomy devolving from a single paragraph in Hume’s Treatise and elevated to the status of a “law” of ... More


Is Aldo Leopold’s “Land Community” an Individual?

Roberta L. Millstein

in Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190636814
eISBN:
9780190636845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636814.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The concept of “land community” (or “biotic community”) that features centrally in Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic has typically been equated with the concept of “ecosystem.” The author argues that we need ... More


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