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  1. Laura Westra (2013). A New Environmental Ethics: The Next Millennium for Life on Earth. BioScience 63 (1):55-56.
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  2. Laura Westra (2013). Respecting Life: A Human Obligation. BioScience 63 (1):55-56.
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  3. Laura Westra (2009). Why Norton's Approach is Insufficient for Environmental Ethics. In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Environmental Ethics. Temple University Press. 279-297.
    There has been an ongoing debate about the best approach in environmental ethics. Bryan Norton believes that “weak anthropocentrism” will yield the best results for public policy, and that it is the most defensible position. In contrast, I have argued that an ecocentric, holistic position is required to deal with the urgent environmental problems that face us, and that position is complemented by the ecosystem approach and complex systems theory. I have called this approach “the ethics of integrity,” and in (...)
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  4. Laura Westra (2005). Virtue Ethics as Foundational for a Global Ethic. In R. Sandler & P. Cafaro (eds.), Environmental Virtue Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield. 79--91.
     
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  5. Laura Westra & Bill E. Lawson (2003). Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice. Environmental Values 12 (4):543-546.
    Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South.
     
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  6. Peter Miller & Laura Westra (eds.) (2002). Just Ecological Integrity: The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Just Ecological Integrity presents a collection of revised and expanded essays originating from the international conference 'Connecting Environmental Ethics, Ecological Integrity, and Health in the New Millennium' held in San Jose, Costa Rica in June 2000. It is a cooperative venture of the Global Ecological Integrity Project and the Earth Charter Initiative.
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  7. T. M. Robinson & Laura Westra (2002). Thinking About the Environment Our Debt to the Classical and Medieval Past. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  8. Laura Westra (2001). From Aldo Leopold to the Wildlands Project. Environmental Ethics 23 (3):261-274.
    Aldo Leopold’s influence on environmental ethics cannot be overstated. I return to Leopold’s work in order to show the connection between the ethics of integrity and many of the points made by Leopold in his writings. I also show how the spirit of Leopold’s land ethic and his love and respect for wilderness is present and current in the Wildlands Project, and that it is a live part of public policy in North America, albeit a debated one.
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  9. Laura Westra (2000). Integrating the Social Contract and the Ecological Approach. The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2000:45-52.
  10. Laura Westra (2000). Living in Integrity: A Global Ethic to Restore a Fragmented Earth. Environmental Ethics 22 (1):101-103.
    This innovative book takes a new look at environmental ethics and the need for ecological and biological integrity. Laura Westra explores the necessity for radical alteration not only of interpersonal ethics, but also of social institutions and public policy. In the process, Westra denies the validity of majority rule in environmentally ethical concerns. Issues discussed in the book include the link between ecological integrity and human health; an environmental evaluation of business and technology; biotechnology and transgenics in agriculture and aquaculture; (...)
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  11. Laura Westra (2000). Peter Miller, Forestry and the Ethics of Integrity. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 19 (1):91-95.
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  12. Laura Westra (1999). Environmental Racism and the First Nations of Canada: Terrorism at Oka. Journal of Social Philosophy 30 (1):103-124.
  13. Laura Westra (1999). Diritto Per la Natura. Environmental Ethics 21 (1):101-103.
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  14. Laura Westra & Patricia H. Werhane (eds.) (1998). The Business of Consumption Environmental Ethics and the Global Economy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    At the forefront of international concerns about global legislation and regulation, a host of noted environmentalists and business ethicists examine ethical issues in consumption from the points of view of environmental sustainability, economic development, and free enterprise.
     
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  15. Kristin Shrader-Frechette & Laura Westra (1997). Overview: Ethical Studies About Technology. In Kristin Shrader-Frechette & Laura Westra (eds.), Technology and Values. Rowman & Littlefield. 10.
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  16. Kristin Shrader-Frechette & Laura Westra (eds.) (1997). Technology and Values. Rowman & Littlefield.
    Technology and Values provides a highly useful collection of essays organized around issues related to science, technology, public health, economics, the environment, and ethical theory.
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  17. Laura Westra (1997). And Agriculture. In Kristin Shrader-Frechette & Laura Westra (eds.), Technology and Values. Rowman & Littlefield. 433.
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  18. Laura Westra (1997). Post-Normal Science, the Precautionary Principle and the Ethics of Integrity. Foundations of Science 2 (2):237-262.
    Present laws and regulations even in democratic countries are not sufficient to prevent the grave environmental threats we face. Further, even environmental ethics, when they remain anthropocentric cannot propose a better approach. I argue that, taking in considerations the precautionary principle, and adopting the perspective of post-normal science, the ethics of integrity suggest a better way to reduce ecological threats and promote the human good globally.
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  19. Laura Westra (1997). Why Norton's Approach is Insufficient for Environmental Ethics. Environmental Ethics 19 (3):279-297.
    There has been an ongoing debate about the best approach in environmental ethics. Bryan Norton believes that “weak anthropocentrism” will yield the best results for public policy, and that it is the most defensible position. In contrast, I have argued that an ecocentric, holistic position is required to deal with the urgent environmental problems that face us, and that position is complemented by the ecosystem approach and complex systems theory. I have called this approach “the ethics of integrity,” and in (...)
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  20. Laura Westra, Thomas M. Robinson, Madonna R. Adams, Donald N. Blakeley, C. W. DeMarco, Owen Goldin, Alan Holland, Timothy A. Mahoney, Mohan Matten, M. Oelschlaeger, Anthony Preus, J. M. Rist, T. M. Robinson, Richard Shearman & Daryl McGowan Tress (1997). The Greeks and the Environment. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Environmental ethicists have frequently criticized ancient Greek philosophy as anti-environmental for a view of philosophy that is counterproductive to environmental ethics and a view of the world that puts nature at the disposal of people. This provocative collection of original essays reexamines the views of nature and ecology found in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and Plotinus. Recognizing that these thinkers were not confronted with the environmental degradation that threatens contemporary philosophers, the contributors to this book find that (...)
     
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  21. Laura Westra (1996). Response to Sagoff/Daly Debate. BioScience 46 (3):173-173.
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  22. Laura Westra (1995). Abraham Edel, Elizabeth Flower and Finbarr W. O'Connor, Critique of Applied Ethics: Reflections and Recommendations Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 15 (4):236-238.
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  23. Laura Westra (1995). The Corporation and the Environment. Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (4):661-673.
  24. Laura Westra (1994). An Environmental Proposal for Ethics: The Principle of Integrity. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    'This original discussion breaks new ground by thoroughly analyzing ethical and aesthetic values, centering on the concept of ecological integrity, that apply intrinsically to nature and that govern our rightful use of the environment. Those who have been waiting for an exciting account of the inherent structure and worth of ecological systems in relation to environmental policy will find it in this book.'-Mark Sagoff, Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland at College Park.
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  25. Laura Westra (1994). The Problem of Sustainability: Traditional African or Islamic Land Ethics or Western Technological. In W. Michael Hoffman (ed.), Emerging Global Business Ethics. Quorum Books. 242.
     
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  26. Laura S. Westra (1994). Corporate Responsibility and Hazardous Products. Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (1):97-110.
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  27. Laura Westra (1993). A "Transgenic Dinner"? Social and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology and Agriculture. Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (3):215-232.
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  28. Laura Westra (1992). Response: Dr. Frankenstein and Today's Professional Biotechnologist: A Failed Analogy? Between the Species 8 (4):8.
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  29. Laura Westra (1992). Upstream/Downstream. Teaching Philosophy 15 (4):401-405.
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  30. Laura Westra (1991). Sergio Bartolommei: Etica E Amiente. Environmental Ethics 13 (4):367-369.
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  31. Laura Westra (1989). In Defense of Innocents. Journal of Social Philosophy 20 (3):59-63.
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  32. Laura Westra (1989). Terrorism, Self-Defense, and Whistleblowing. Journal of Social Philosophy 20 (3):46-58.
    In a recent paper given at a Symposium on terrorism, Thomas Hill, Jr., discussed “Making Exceptions Without Abandoning the Principle: Or How a Kantian Might Think about Terrorism.” His argument, however, after acknowledging that “terrorists of course often claim to have morally worthy ends and also means that are morally justified in the context,” and further stating that “some such claims deserve a serious hearing,” goes on to deal with the related question of…what one may justifiably do in response to (...)
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  33. Laura Westra (1989). Ecology and Animals: Is There a Joint Ethic of Respect? Environmental Ethics 11 (3):215-230.
    Recent work in animal ethics has advanced principles that are too individualistic to be compatible with a holistic environmental ethic such as the land ethic proposed by Aldo Leopold. J. Baird Callicott, on the other hand, has attempted to reconcile the two ethics by suggesting that sympathy, natural among humanity, as he claims on Humean grounds, does not necessarily terminate at the species barrier. His argument shows minimally that it is not necessary that we abandon ecological ethics in order to (...)
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  34. Laura Westra (1989). „Respect “,„Dignity “and „Integrity “: An Environmental Proposal for Ethics. Epistemologia 12 (11):91-123.
     
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  35. Laura Westra (1988). Animal Ethics, Biocentric Environmental Ethics and Feminism. Between the Species 4 (3):9.
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  36. Laura Westra (1986). On War and Innocence. Dialogue 25 (04):735-.
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  37. Laura Westra (1986). The Religious Dimension of Individual Immortality in the Thinking of William James. Faith and Philosophy 3 (3):285-297.
    William James states “Immortality is one of the great spiritual needs of man,” yet the arguments presented in his LECTURE ON IMMORTALITY, while interesting and ingenious, are somewhat less than conclusive in proving that human beings can survive bodily death. Therefore I attempt to clarity the notion of “individual survivor” through an analysis and discussion of various approaches to the problem, before returning to a further examination of James’ thought in the “Final Impressions of a Psychical Researcher,” the THEORY OF (...)
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  38. Laura S. Westra (1986). Whose “Loyal Agent”? Towards an Ethic of Accounting. Journal of Business Ethics 5 (2):119 - 128.
    In order to move towards an Ethic of Accounting, one must start by defining the function and role of the accountant. This in turn depends to a great extent on the identity of the client or whatever party the Accountant owes his loyal agency to. The issue is one of cardinal importance, and it is perceived as such by the accountants themselves. Loeb for instance says that the client-identity issue is overriding importance now, and will become even more crucial in (...)
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  39. Laura Westra (1985). Let It Be: Heidegger and Future Generations. Environmental Ethics 7 (4):341-350.
    The concept offreedom in Heidegger’s sense of truth or unconcealedness of beings may be applied to future generations without thereby reducing the status of other elements within the environment to mere means, since Da-sein’s approach as one who is a caring and concernful, anxious and aware of its own death in an authentic manner, does not place man in any sense “above” other things. This care (Sorge), concern, favor can be captured in Heidegger’s remark that man is not the lord (...)
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  40. Laura Westra (1984). Death Can Be Beautiful Kenneth A. Bryson Antigonish, NS: Eastwind Publications, 1981. Pp. 73. Dialogue 23 (01):161-163.
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  41. Laura Westra (1984). The Soul's Noetic Ascent to the One in Plotinus and to God in Aquinas. New Scholasticism 58 (1):99-126.