Cambridge University Press (2002)

Abstract
Nature, God and Humanity clarifies the task of forming an ethics of nature, thereby empowering readers to develop their own critical, faith-based ethics. Calling on original, thought-provoking analyses and arguments, Richard L. Fern frames a philosophical ethics of nature, assesses it scientifically, finds support for it in traditional biblical theism, and situates it culturally. Though defending the moral value of beliefs affirming the radical Otherness of God and human uniqueness, this book aims not to compel the adoption of any particular ethic but rather illumine the contribution diverse forms of inquiry make to an ethics of nature. How does philosophy clarify moral conviction? What does science tell us about nature? Why does religious faith matter? Rejecting the illusion of a single, rationally-compelling ethics, Fern answers these questions in a way that fosters both agreement and disagreement, allowing those holding conflicting ethics of nature to work together for the common good.
Keywords Philosophy of nature  Ethics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $12.91 used   $35.80 new   Amazon page
Call number BD581.F39 2002
ISBN(s) 0521811228   0521009707   9780521811224
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,198
External links

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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Confessing the Faith: Reasoning in Tradition.Nicholas Adams - 2004 - In Stanley Hauerwas & Samuel Wells (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics. Blackwell. pp. 209.
Sharing Peace: Discipline and Trust.Paul J. Wadell - 2004 - In Stanley Hauerwas & Samuel Wells (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics. Blackwell. pp. 289.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Nature and Nature's God.Stephen Toulmin - 1985 - Journal of Religious Ethics 13 (1):37 - 52.
Images and Ethics of Nature.Andrew Mclaughlin - 1985 - Environmental Ethics 7 (4):293-319.
Humanity in Nature: Toward a Fresh Approach.Barbara Currier Bell - 1981 - Environmental Ethics 3 (3):245-257.
On Nature and Bioethics.Paul Silas Peterson - 2010 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 16 (1):74-86.
Is the Concept of Nature Dispensable?Robin Attfield - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 5 (25):59-63.
Toward a Practical Philosophy of Nature.Klaus M. Meyer-Abich - 1979 - Environmental Ethics 1 (4):293-308.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
31 ( #349,249 of 2,444,516 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #457,256 of 2,444,516 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes