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Preservation Versus the People?: Nature, Humanity, and Political Philosophy

Mathew Humphrey

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242672
eISBN:
9780191599514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242674.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Environmental political philosophy has generally been framed around the differing axiologies of ecocentrism (nature‐centred) and anthropocentric (human‐centred) forms of ethics. This book seeks to ... More


Three Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability

Andrew Dobson

in Justice and the Environment: Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294955
eISBN:
9780191599071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294956.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Three conceptions of environmental sustainability are described and assessed. These take the form of a typology produced by a survey of the different answers to the generic questions common to any ... More


Sustainability: Should We Start from Here?

Alan Holland

in Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294894
eISBN:
9780191599064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294891.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Alan Holland asks whether ‘sustainability’ will deliver the protection of nature. As long as it is taken to mean the extending of human welfare into the future, it may not, he argues, since this does ... More


The Intrinsic Value of the Environment

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Generations are not homogeneous entities and are composed of individuals and nations that have conflicting interests in the way in which resources are allocated among competing uses. This chapter ... More


Dichotomy and Distortion: The Mutual Misunderstandings of Social Ecology and Ecocentrism

Mathew Humphrey

in Preservation Versus the People?: Nature, Humanity, and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242672
eISBN:
9780191599514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242674.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The ecocentric‐anthropocentric dichotomy is explored through the debate between social ecologists and ecocentrists. The critique of ecocentrism that comes from social ecology––that it is a thinly ... More


Conclusion: Framing, Irreplaceability, and the Ineliminability of Contingency

Mathew Humphrey

in Preservation Versus the People?: Nature, Humanity, and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242672
eISBN:
9780191599514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242674.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Here the threads of the previous chapters are pulled together, and problems posed in the putative relationship between ontology and axiology are considered. A serious problem with ecocentric argument ... More


Introduction

Jerry L. Walls

in Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113020
eISBN:
9780199834815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113020.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of this introduction puts forward some examples of conflicting historical and contemporary views on Christian belief in heaven. The second part goes on to discuss the two basically ... More


Introduction

Alexander Gillespie

in International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298724
eISBN:
9780191685514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298724.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the commonly used justifications for environmental protection in international environmental law. These justifications ... More


On Self‐Defence and Utilitarian Calculations: Democritus of Abdera and Hermarchus of Mytilene

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter looks at the idea that some beasts threaten human well being, while others are conducive towards it. The views of Hermarchus on the need to wage war on the undesirable creatures, and to ... More


Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World

Frederique Apffel-Marglin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793853
eISBN:
9780199919246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793853.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book takes as a starting premise the insight that non-humans have agency, which was established predominantly in the field of science studies. It argues that rituals engage not “supernatural ... More


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