Ethics and the Environment 16 (1):1-24 (2011)
|Abstract||The future of environmental ethics will be what environmental ethicists make of it. Since the field encompasses widely divergent philosophical orientations, talents, particular interests, and intuitions about the way forward, that future will be pluralistic. I believe this to be a good thing. But it is also helpful to step back from time to time, reflect on where we want to go, and ask whether we are leaving any essential tasks unaddressed.I take the overarching goal of environmentalism as a political movement to be the creation of ecologically sustainable societies, which both preserve the biosphere's regenerative capacities and share resources fairly among people, among people and other species, and between ..|
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