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A sequel to Callicott's pioneering paintings, In safety of the Land Ethic, past the Land Ethic engages a large spectrum of issues valuable to the sphere, together with the bothered courting of environmental philosophy to present mainstream educational philosophy; the connection of contemporary advancements in evolutionary and ecological sciences to the Leopold land ethic lengthy championed by means of the writer; the perennial debates in environmental ethics concerning the ontological prestige of intrinsic price and the need of ethical pluralism; the metaphysical implications of ecology and the recent Physics as show up in agriculture, drugs, and business expertise; and the philosophical dimensions of conservation biology and "clinical ecology."

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White had sketched the mastery interpretetation which Judeo-Christian apologists had immediately countered with the stewardship interpretation. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that an environmental ethic far more radical Page 16 than the Judeo-Christian stewardship environmental ethic, or even than the Leopold land ethic, could be teased out of the biblical worldview. Then I noticed that in A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, John Muir had adumbrated just such a radical Judeo-Christian citizenship environmental ethic as I had been mulling over.

In Environmental Ethics, the book (and elsewhere), Rolston challenges the Humean distinction, arguing that intrinsic value actually exists in nature, while expressly affirming the Galilean-Lockean distinction between primary and secondary qualities and nowhere challenging the more fundamental distinction from which the other two are derived, the Cartesian distinction between purely psychological subjects and purely physical objects. Hence, his case for objective intrinsic value in nature fails to convince.

Environmental sciencesPhilosophy. 2. Environmental ethics. I. Title. II. Series. dc2198-53504 CIP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Page v For Evelyne Baird Callicott, my mother, who taught me the meaning of unconditional love Page vii CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix 1 Introduction: Compass Points in Environmental Philosophy 1 I Practicing Environmental Ethics 2 Environmental Philosophy Is Environmental Activism: The Most Radical and Effective Kind 27 3 How Environmental Ethical Theory May Be Put into Practice 45 4 Holistic Environment Ethics and the Problem of Ecofascism 59 II The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic Revisited 5 Just the Facts, Ma'am 79 6 Can a Theory of Moral Sentiments Support a Genuinely Normative Environmental Ethic?

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