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Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book reviews and analyzes the period (roughly from the 1950s to the present) when the “environment” became an issue as important as economic growth, or war and peace. The aim is to assess the ... More


Liberal Democracy

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

in Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the question whether affluent liberal democracies can cope with the challenge to their survival that weapons of mass destruction, harmful climate change, and environmental ... More


Authoritarianism and Democracy

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

in Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Robust authoritarian governments are better placed than democratic governments to implement unpopular reforms effectively, so it might seem that they have a better chance of tackling human induced ... More


Responsibility for Omissions

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

in Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The more our power to act — including our power to prevent suffering — grows because of the advance of scientific technology, the more important it becomes to see the falsity of the act-omission ... More


Introduction

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

in Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is easier for us to harm each other than to benefit each other, e.g. easier to kill than to save life. The extraordinary progress of scientific technology has increased our powers of action so ... More


Conclusion: Resegregation and the Pursuit of Common Purpose

Alex Schafran

in Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520286443
eISBN:
9780520961678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286443.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues that had political leaders and a broad coalition of interest groups truly wanted to heal both wounds from the postwar era—racialized segregation and environmental destruction—far ... More


The Socio-Natural Question: The Future is the Present

Thomas Faist

in The Transnationalized Social Question: Migration and the Politics of Social Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199249015
eISBN:
9780191872334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199249015.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Exit through cross-border migration is one of several ways in which people have adapted to both the slow-onset and fast-onset environmental destruction of human habitat in the Anthropocene. This ... More


Sacrifice, Race, and Indifference

Matthew T. Eggemeier and Peter Joseph Fritz

in Send Lazarus: Catholicism and the Crises of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288014
eISBN:
9780823290444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288014.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes four social crises either generated or exacerbated by the neoliberal revolution: environmental destruction, slum proliferation, mass incarceration, and mass deportation. Damage ... More


Send Lazarus: Catholicism and the Crises of Neoliberalism

Matthew T. Eggemeier and Peter Joseph Fritz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288014
eISBN:
9780823290444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288014.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Contrary to Catholicism, Catholic social teaching, and the commitment to live out the mercy of Jesus Christ, today’s dominant global economic and cultural system, neoliberalism, demands that life be ... More


The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul

Belden C. Lane

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190842673
eISBN:
9780190936402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842673.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, World Religions

Thomas Berry lamented that humans have dropped out of the Great Conversation with the rest of the natural world. We’ve objectified a world of things—imagining they exist solely for human use. If ... More


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