Contemporary Environmental Ethics From Metaethics to Public Philosophy

Metaphilosophy 33 (4):426-449 (2002)
In the past thirty years environmental ethics has emerged as one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of applied philosophy. Several journals and hundreds of books testify to its growing importance inside and outside philosophical circles. But with all of this scholarly output, it is arguably the case that environmental ethics is not living up to its promise of providing a philosophical contribution to the resolution of environmental problems. This article surveys the current state of the field and offers an alternative path for the future development of environmental ethics toward a more publicly engaged model of applied philosophy
Keywords metaethics  environmental ethics  value theory  philosophy and public policy
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9973.00238
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