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  1. Peter S. Wenz (1989). Environmental Justice. Ethics 100 (1):197-198.
     
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    Peter S. Wenz (1993). Minimal, Moderate, and Extreme Moral Pluralism. Environmental Ethics 15 (1):61-74.
    Concentrating on the views of Christopher Stone, who advocates moral pluralism, and J. Baird Callicott, who criticizes Stone’s views, I argue that the debate has been confused by a conflation of three different positions, here called minimal, moderate, and extreme moral pluralism. Minimal pluralism is uncontroversial because all known moral theories are minimally pluralistic. Extreme pluralism is defective in the ways that Callicott alleges and, moreover, is inconsistent with integrity in the moral life. However, (...) pluralism of the sort that I advance in Environmental Justice is distinct from extreme pluralism and free of its defects. It is also consistent with Callicott’s version of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic, which is itself moderately pluralistic. (shrink)
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  3. Spencer Abraham, Ray Anderson, Nik Ansell, St Thomas Aquinas, St Francis of Assisi, William Baxter, Philip J. Bentley, Joachim Blatter, Murray Bookchin, Maya Brennan, Majora Carter, Carl Cohen, Deane Curtin, Herman Daly, David DeGrazia, Bill Devall, Calvin DeWitt, David Ehrenfeld, Paul, Anne Ehrlich, Robert Elliot, Stuart Ewen, Nuria Fernandez, Stephen Gardiner, Ramachandra Guha, Garrett Hardin, Eugene Hargrove, John Hasse, Po-Keung Ip, Ralf Isenmann, Kauser Jahan, Marianne B. Karsh, Andrew Kernohan, Marti Kheel, Kenneth Kraft, Aldo Leopold, Miriam MacGillis, Juan Martinez-Alier, Ed McGaa, Katie McShane, Roberto Mechoso, Arne Naess, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Michael Nelson, Bryan Norton, Philip Nyhus, John O'Neil, Stephen Pacala, Ernest Partridge, Erv Peterson, Tom Regan, Holmes Rolston Iii, Lily-Marlene Russow, Mark Sagoff, Kristin Schrader-Frechette, Erroll Schweizer, George Sessions, Vandana Shiva, Peter Singer, Stephen Socolow, Paul Steidlmeier, Richard Sylvan, Bron Taylor & Paul Taylor (2009). Earthcare: An Anthology in Environmental Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Earthcare: Readings and Cases in Environmental Ethics presents a diverse collection of writings from a variety of authors on environmental ethics, environmental science, and the environmental movement overall. Exploring a broad range of world views, religions and philosophies, David W. Clowney and Patricia Mosto bring together insightful thoughts on the ethical issues arising in various areas of environmental concern.
     
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  4. Wilson Carey McWilliams, Bob Pepperman Taylor, Bryan G. Norton, Robyn Eckersley, Joe Bowersox, J. Baird Callicott, Catriona Sandilands, John Barry, Andrew Light, Peter S. Wenz, Luis A. Vivanco, Tim Hayward, John O'Neill, Robert Paehlke, Timothy W. Luke, Robert Gottlieb & Charles T. Rubin (2002). Democracy and the Claims of Nature: Critical Perspectives for a New Century. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In Democracy and the Claims of Nature, the leading thinkers in the fields of environmental, political, and social theory come together to discuss the tensions and sympathies of democratic ideals and environmental values. The prominent contributors reflect upon where we stand in our understanding of the relationship between democracy and the claims of nature. Democracy and the Claims of Nature bridges the gap between the often competing ideals of the two fields, leading to a greater understanding of each for the (...)
     
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  5. Hussein M. Adam, Elizabeth Bell, Robert D. Bullard, Robert Melchior Figueroa, Clarice E. Gaylord, Segun Gbadegesin, R. J. A. Goodland, Howard McCurdy, Charles Mills, Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Peter S. Wenz & Daniel C. Wigley (2001). Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  6. Peter S. Wenz (2001). Environmental Ethics Today. OUP Usa.
    In this book, Peter Wenz addresses the major issues and thinkers in environmental ethics. His style is accessible, even journalistic at times, featuring current facts, real controversies, and a vivid narrative, while preserving rigorous philosophical content.theories and methods are introduced, not for their own sake, but to help the reader understand and solve environmental problems.
     
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    Peter Wenz (2005). Engineering Genetic Injustice. Bioethics 19 (1):1–11.
    In their jointly written book, From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice, Allen Buchanan, Dan Brock, Norman Daniels and Daniel Wikler defend ’the development and deployment of genetic intervention technologies?.?.?.’, including genetic enhancements, against charges that they exacerbate injustice. The present paper examines some of their arguments. The first section shows that the authors confuse real societies with just societies. The second shows that without this confusion, their arguments reveal the enormous justice-impairing potential of deploying genetic enhancements in such societies (...)
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    Peter S. Wenz (1986). The Critique of Berkeley's Empiricism In Orwell's 1984. Idealistic Studies 16 (2):133-152.
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    Peter Wenz (1983). Ethics, Energy Policy, and Future Generations. Environmental Ethics 5 (3):195-209.
    Conflicts can arise between energy policies pursued in the interests of present people and the needs of future people for environmental and social conditions conducive to human well-being. This paper is addressed primarily to those who believe that we have moral obligations toward people of the distant future, and who consider these obligations to affect the range of energy policies which we are morally entitled to pursue. l examine utilitarian, contractarian, and formalist ethical theories to determine which provide adequate ethical (...)
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  10. Hussein M. Adam, Elizabeth Bell, Robert D. Bullard, Robert Melchior Figueroa, Clarice E. Gaylord, Segun Gbadegesin, R. J. A. Goodland, Howard McCurdy, Charles Mills, Dr Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Peter S. Wenz & Daniel C. Wigley (2001). Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    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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    Peter S. Wenz (1999). Pragmatism in Practice: The Efficiency of Sustainable Agriculture. Environmental Ethics 21 (4):391-410.
    Bryan Norton advocates using the perspectives and methods of American pragmatism in environmental philosophy. J. Baird Callicott criticizes Norton’s view as unproductive anti-philosophy. I find worth and deficiencies in both sides. On the one hand, I support the pragmatic approach, illustrating its use in an argument for sustainable agriculture. On the other hand, I take issue with Norton’s claim that pragmatists should confine themselves to anthrpocentric arguments. Here I agree with Callicott’s inclusion of nonanthropocentric consideration. However, I reject Callicott’s moral (...)
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  12. Peter S. Wenz (2010). Just Garbage. In Craig Hanks (ed.), Technology and Values: Essential Readings. Wiley-Blackwell
     
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    Peter S. Wenz (1979). The Incompatibility of Act-Utilitarianism with Moral Integrity. Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 (4):547-553.
    Bernard williams' monograph in "utilitarianism: for and against" contains an argument that utilitarianism is incompatible with personal integrity. though his argument is fatally flawed, its conclusion is supported in the present paper, which argues that the act utilitarianism (au) defended by j j c smart in "utilitarianism: for and against" tends to deprive its adherents of moral integrity. after briefly reviewing smart's version of au, i recount williams' argument and carr's reply concerning a link between au and a loss of (...)
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    Peter S. Wenz (2000). Environmental Justice Through Improved Efficiency. Environmental Values 9 (2):173 - 188.
    Environmentalists can convince others to adopt nature-friendly policies through appeal to commonly-held values. Efficiency and justice are such values in industrial societies, but these values are often considered at odds with each other and with policies that preserve land and reduce pollution. The present paper analyses the notion of efficiency and argues that transportation policies that environmentalists favour – substitution of intercity rail and urban mass transit for most automotive forms of transport – are both efficient and just.
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    Jim Sterba & Peter Wenz (2001). Peacemaking Philosophy. Environmental Ethics 23 (1):112-112.
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    Peter S. Wenz (2003). Environmental Philosophy: Reason, Nature, and Human Concern. Environmental Ethics 25 (3):317-320.
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    Peter S. Wenz (1997). Environmental Pragmatism. Environmental Ethics 19 (3):327-330.
    Wenz reviews "Environmental Pragmatism" edited by Andrew Light and Eric Katz.
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    Peter S. Wenz (1997). Caring for Creation. International Studies in Philosophy 29 (1):141-142.
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  19. Peter S. Wenz (1976). Berkeley's Christian Neo-Platonism. Journal of the History of Ideas 37 (3):537.
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    Peter S. Wenz (2000). Justice for Here and Now. Environmental Ethics 22 (3):311-314.
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    Peter S. Wenz (2003). Leopold's Novel: The Land Ethic in Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. Ethics and the Environment 8 (2):106 - 125.
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    Peter S. Wenz (2002). Environmental Synergism. Environmental Ethics 24 (4):389-408.
    Some anthropocentrists, such as Bryan Norton, claim that intergenerational anthropocentrism provides the best rationale for protecting biodiversity. Some nonanthropocentrists, such as J. Baird Callicott and Eric Katz, disagree. In the present paper, I analyze different varieties of anthropocentrism, argue for adopting what is here called multicultural anthropocentrism, and then advance the following thesis of environmental synergism: combining multicultural anthropocentrism with nonanthropocentrism enables synergists to argue more cogently and effectively than either anthropocentrists or previous nonanthropocentrists for policies that both protect biodiversity (...)
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    Peter S. Wenz (1997). Environmental Pragmatism. Environmental Ethics 19 (3):327-330.
    Wenz reviews "Environmental Pragmatism" edited by Andrew Light and Eric Katz.
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    Peter S. Wenz (1993). Alternate Foundations for the Land Ethic: Biologism, Cognitivism, and Pragmatism. Topoi 12 (1):53-67.
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    Peter Wenz (1997). Philosophy Class as Commercial. Environmental Ethics 19 (2):205-216.
    Because commercialism tends toward environmental degradation, selection and treatment of the philosophical canon are environmental matters. Environmentalists and others who teach early modern and modern philosophy should, I argue, alter typical pedogogical approaches that (usually unwittingly) reinforce common assumptions underlying commercialism and promote anti-environmental perspectives. Typical treatments of Hobbes, Locke, Descartes, Kant, Hume, and Bentham focus on human selfishness, mind-body dualism, the subjectivity of values, and the mathematical nature of reality, positions that are frequently identified as contributing causes both of (...)
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    Peter S. Wenz (1999). Pragmatism in Practice. Environmental Ethics 21 (4):391-410.
    Bryan Norton advocates using the perspectives and methods of American pragmatism in environmental philosophy. J. Baird Callicott criticizes Norton’s view as unproductive anti-philosophy. I find worth and deficiencies in both sides. On the one hand, I support the pragmatic approach, illustrating its use in an argument for sustainable agriculture. On the other hand, I take issue with Norton’s claim that pragmatists should confine themselves to anthrpocentric arguments. Here I agree with Callicott’s inclusion of nonanthropocentric consideration. However, I reject Callicott’s moral (...)
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    Peter S. Wenz (1993). Contracts, Animals, and Ecosystems. Social Theory and Practice 19 (3):315-344.
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    Peter Wenz (2001). Peacemaking Philosophy. Environmental Ethics 23 (1):112-112.
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    Peter S. Wenz (2003). Leopold's Novel: The Land Ethic in Barbara Kingsolver's. Ethics and the Environment 8 (2).
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    Peter S. Wenz (2000). Peacemaking in Practice: A Response to Jim Sterba. Environmental Ethics 22 (4):441-442.
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  31. Peter Wenz (2005). Synergistic Environmental Virtues: Consumerism and Human Flourishing. In R. Sandler & P. Cafaro (eds.), Environmental Virtue Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield 197--213.
     
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    Peter S. Wenz (2007). Against Cruelty to Animals. Social Theory and Practice 33 (1):127-150.
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    Peter S. Wenz (1989). Book Review:Environmental Ethics: Duties to and Values in the Natural World. Holmes Rolston III. [REVIEW] Ethics 100 (1):195-.
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    Peter S. Wenz (1989). Treating Animals Naturally. Between the Species 5 (1):3.
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    Peter S. Wenz (2007). Against Cruelty to Animals. Social Theory and Practice 33 (1):127-150.
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    Peter Wenz (2007). Review of Ronald L. Sandler, Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (12).
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    Peter S. Wenz (1983). Book Review:Evolution, Morality and the Meaning of Life. Jeffrie G. Murphy. [REVIEW] Ethics 94 (1):140-.
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    Peter S. Wenz (1989). Concentric Circle Pluralism: A Response to Rolston. Between the Species 5 (3):9.
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    Peter S. Wenz (1986). Conservatism and Conservation. Philosophy 61 (238):503 - 512.
    Utilitarians believe that personal decisions and public policies should be made so as to maximize the public good, or, as Jeremy Bentham put it, to produce the greatest good of the greatest number. Bentham identified the public good with the maximization of happiness, and believed that many traditional practices were inimical to the production of happiness. So in the name of maximizing the public good, Bentham advocated, for example, extending the franchise, reforming the criminal code and re-designing prisons. People's prejudices (...)
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    Peter S. Wenz (1982). Berkeley's Two Concepts of Impossibility: A Reply to Mckim. Journal of the History of Ideas 43 (4):673.
    In my paper, "berkeley's christian neo-Platonism" ("journal of the history of ideas", July, 1976) I had maintained that george berkeley was a christian neo-Platonist who believed that abstract ideas exist in the mind of god, And that God used these ideas as archetypes during creation. Robert mckim commented that berkeley considered abstract ideas to be logical impossibilities, And therefore did not believe them to exist in god's mind. My reply is that berkeley employs two different concepts of impossibility (...)
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    Peter S. Wenz (1999). [Book Review] Nature's Keeper. [REVIEW] Social Theory and Practice 25 (1):149-154.
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  42. Peter Wenz (1974). Civil Disruption. Journal of Social Philosophy 5 (3):16-21.
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  43. Peter S. Wenz (1979). Act-Utilitarianism and Animal Liberation. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 60 (4):423.
     
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  44. Peter S. Wenz, An Ecological Argument for Vegetarianism.
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  45. Peter S. Wenz, Article Review of The Nature and Possibility of an Environmental Ethic, Environmental Ethics.
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  46. Peter S. Wenz (1988). Books Received. [REVIEW] Philosophical Forum:317.
     
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    Peter S. Wenz (2009). Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates. The MIT Press.
    On any given night cable TV news will tell us how polarized American politics is: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from Canada. But in fact, writes Peter Wenz in _Beyond Red and Blue_, Americans do not divide neatly into two ideological camps of red/blue, Republican/Democrat, right/left. In real life, as Wenz shows, different ideologies can converge on certain issues; people from the right and left can support the same policy for different reasons. Thus, for example, libertarian-leaning Republicans can oppose (...)
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  48. Peter S. Wenz (2012). Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates. The MIT Press.
    On any given night cable TV news will tell us how polarized American politics is: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from Canada. But in fact, writes Peter Wenz in _Beyond Red and Blue_, Americans do not divide neatly into two ideological camps of red/blue, Republican/Democrat, right/left. In real life, as Wenz shows, different ideologies can converge on certain issues; people from the right and left can support the same policy for different reasons. Thus, for example, libertarian-leaning Republicans can oppose (...)
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  49. Peter S. Wenz (1981). Human Equality in Sports. Philosophical Forum 12 (3):238.
     
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  50. Peter S. Wenz (2003). Leopold's Novel:The Land Ethic in Barbara Kingsolver'sprodigal Summer. Ethics and the Environment 8 (2):106-125.
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