Unearthing the Process Roots of Environment Ethics: Whitehead, Leopold, and the Land Ethic

Balkan Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):3-12 (2016)
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The aim of this essay is twofold. First, I examine the role of Alfred North Whitehead and process thinkers in bringing about and shaping the field of environmental ethics. As we will see, our job is not so much to develop the connections between Whitehead and environmental thought as to recover them. Second, given this genealogical work, I invite process scholars to reconsider their generally hostile reception of Aldo Leopold and his land ethic. I suggest that a version of the land ethic grounded in a process axiology could make a significant contribution to contemporary environmental thought.

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Brian G. Henning
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