David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Dialogue 38 (04):699- (1999)
It has now been nearly 25 years since Richard Routley (1973) argued persuasively, at the 15th World Congress of Philosophy, that we can discern a need for a “new, an environmental, ethic.” And yet, students of environmental ethics still sometimes feel that we have to defend our discipline as serious philosophy. My purpose here is to revisit, from a somewhat different direction, the ground covered by Routley, and argue that environmental philosophy (which I consider to be a broader enterprise than the ethics that flows out of it) is not “pop” metaphysics or a trivial branch of applied ethics, but something that, if done well, could be a whole new approach to philosophy ⎯ one which could revitalize our discipline and re-establish its relevance in a troubled time when nothing might be more valuable for humanity than a careful rethinking of first principles.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Greta Gaard (ed.) (1993). Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature. Temple University Press.
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1977). The Steady State and Ecological Salvation: A Thermodynamic Analysis. BioScience 27 (4):266-270.
Richard Rorty (1982). Consequences of Pragmatism. University of Minnesota Press.
Richard Rorty (1993). Putnam and the Relativist Menace. Journal of Philosophy 60 (9):443-461.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Bryan G. Norton (2008). Beyond Positivist Ecology: Toward an Integrated Ecological Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (4):581-592.
Midori Kagawa-Fox (2010). Environmental Ethics From the Japanese Perspective. Ethics, Place and Environment 13 (1):57 – 73.
Eric H. Reitan (1996). Deep Ecology and the Irrelevance of Morality. Environmental Ethics 18 (4):411-424.
Jason Simus (2008). Environmental Art and Ecological Citizenship. Environmental Ethics 30 (1):21-36.
Don E. Marietta Jr (1982). Knowledge and Obligation in Environmental Ethics: A Phenomenological Approach. Environmental Ethics 4 (2):153-162.
Kevin de Laplante (2004). Environmental Alchemy: How to Turn Ecological Science Into Ecological Philosophy. Environmental Ethics 26 (4):361-380.
John Lemons (1981). Cooperation and Stability as a Basis for Environmental Ethics. Environmental Ethics 3 (3):219-230.
Don E. Marietta Jr (1979). The Interrelationship of Ecological Science and Environmental Ethics. Environmental Ethics 1 (3):195-207.
Paul B. Thompson (2008). Agrarian Philosophy and Ecological Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (4):527-544.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads14 ( #122,731 of 1,140,004 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #92,708 of 1,140,004 )
How can I increase my downloads?