Through a series of multidisciplinary readings,
Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions contextualizes environmental ethics within the history of Western intellectual tradition and traces the development of theory since the 1970s.
Includes an extended introduction that provides an historical and thematic introduction to the field of environmental ethicsFeatures a selection of brief original essays on why to study environmental ethics by leaders in the fieldContextualizes environmental ethics within the history of the Western intellectual tradition by exploring anthropocentric (human-centered) and nonanthropocentric precedentsOffers an interdisciplinary approach to the field by featuring seminal work from eminent philosophers, biologists, ecologists, historians, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, nature writers, business writers, and othersDesigned to be used with a web-site which contains a continuously updated archive of case studies: http://environmentalethics.info/
David R. Keller is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics at Utah Valley University. He is co-editor of
The Philosophy of Ecology: From Science to Synthesis (with Frank Golley, 2000), and co-author of
Ethics in Action (with Peggy Connolly, Becky Cox-White, and Martin G. Leever, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), a case-based approach to introducing ethics and environmental issues.