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The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Avner de-Shalit

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

When constructing environmental policies in democratic regimes, there is a need for a theory that can be used not only by academics but also by politicians and activists. So why has the major part of ... More


Three Practical Strategies in Environmental Ethics

Willis Jenkins

in Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328516
eISBN:
9780199869862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328516.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses environmental problems in relation to ethics (religious or otherwise). It describes criteria proposed in various strategies of environmental ethics. These include the strategy ... More


Partnership Ethics and Cultural Discourse: Women and the Earth Summit

Carolyn Merchant

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

An important aspect of the ‘Earth Summit’ conference held at Rio de Janeiro in 1992 was the extent to which it shifted environmental discourse beyond mere recognition of the environmental crisis ... More


Saving Nature, Saving Grace

Willis Jenkins

in Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328516
eISBN:
9780199869862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328516.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with a discussion of Christian environmental ethics. It then discusses religious environmentalism, cosmology and Christianity, pastoral strategies and environmental theologies, ... More


Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

Willis Jenkins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328516
eISBN:
9780199869862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328516.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Christianity struggles to show how living on earth matters for living with God. While people of faith increasingly seek practical ways to respond to the environmental crisis, theology has had ... More


The Environment of Justice

David Harvey

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Takes up the issues of social class raised by the environmental justice movement in the US. The discussion begins with the primary issue that has given rise to the movement, namely, the dumping of ... More


The Old Testament Prophets and Environmental Ethics: A Dialogue

Hilary Marlow

in Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199569052
eISBN:
9780191723230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569052.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This final chapter engages with the knotty problem of how, if at all, it is possible to derive contemporary ethics from biblical texts. It discusses the rise of interest in the ethics of the Old ... More


The Social Role of the Philosopher and the Philosophical Role of Society

Avner de‐Shalit

in The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Environmental ethics has been very innovative and has progressed rapidly; however, the price we paid was that it has lost touch with the public and its philosophical needs. de‐Shalit claims that ... More


Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking

Clare Palmer

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269526
eISBN:
9780191683664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269526.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book challenges the popular conception that process thinking offers an unambiguously positive contribution to the philosophical debate on environmental ethics. It critically examines the ... More


The Rediscovery of Nature: Religion and the Environmental Crisis

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After several centuries of an ever-increasing eclipse of the religious significance of nature in the West and neglect of the order of nature by mainstream Christian religious thought, many Christian ... More


Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Anna Peterson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book examines the complex connections among conceptions of human nature, attitudes toward non-human nature, and ethics. The book proposes an “ethical anthropology” that examines how ideas of ... More


Introduction

Anna L. Peterson

in Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This volume explores the connections among ideas about nature, ideas about humanness, and environmental ethics. This book is divided into nine chapters that explore ideas about the definition, ... More


Monkey in the Middle: Hanuman and His Kin in Transcultural Discourse

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on a theme implicit in much of the book: the relationship of Hanuman's simian form to the mediatory religious role he assumes and to the “messages” he so effectively delivers. It ... More


The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics

Paul B. Thompson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125879
eISBN:
9780813135557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125879.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

As industry and technology proliferate in modern society, sustainability has jumped to the forefront of contemporary political and environmental discussions. The balance between progress and the ... More


The Problem of Rights Creation: Can Natural Resources Have Legal Rights?

Jan G. Laitos

in The Right of Nonuse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195386066
eISBN:
9780199949656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386066.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter explores the parameters of the natural resources that might be provisioned with a legal right, the justifications for such a right, and the limits that would follow if such a right were ... More


Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Belden C. Lane

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a new way of looking at the Reformed tradition. The older, traditional view of the Swiss/Scots/New England heritage had emphasized its harsh Calvinism, focusing on divine ... More


Talking the Walk: A Practice-Based Environmental Ethic as Grounds for Hope

Anna L. Peterson

in Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227457
eISBN:
9780823236626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227457.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

There is strong evidence in favor of two apparently contradictory truths. First, most people want a clean and safe environment, with abundant habitat for nonhuman species ... More


The Land in Between:: Constructing Nature, Wilderness, and Agriculture

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter demonstrates parallels between the pastoral paradigm of Vaishnava devotion and the neglect of agriculture in Western environmental thought. It explores how pastoralism and idealized ... More


Principled Governance

Oran R. Young

in Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Another governance strategy features the development of principles and the coalescence of sets of principles into ethical systems (e.g. medical ethics, legal ethics). Principles provide normative ... More


How Hermeneutics Might Save the Life of (Environmental) Ethics

Paul van Tongeren and Paulien Snellen

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Can a hermeneutical approach be helpful to environmental moral philosophy? And if so, what— if any— would be the limits of this environmental hermeneutics? In order to answer these questions, the ... More


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