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  1. Environmental Virtue Ethics.Philip Cafaro & Ronald Sandler (eds.) - 2005 - Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The first on the topic of environmental virtue ethics, this book seeks to provide the definitive anthology that will both establish the importance of environmental virtue in environmental discourse and advance the current research on environmental virtue in interesting and original ways. The selections in this collection, consisting of ten original and four reprinted essays by leading scholars in the field, discuss the role that virtue and character have traditionally played in environmental discourse, and reflect upon the role that it (...)
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  2. Environmental Virtue Ethics.Ronald Sandler & Philip Cafaro - 2006 - Environmental Values 15 (2):258-261.
     
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  3. The Virtue of Simplicity.Joshua Colt Gambrel & Philip Cafaro - 2009 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2):85-108.
    In this paper we explore material simplicity, defined as the virtue disposing us to act appropriately within the sphere of our consumer decisions. Simplicity is a conscientious and restrained attitude toward material goods that typically includes (1) decreased consumption and (2) a more conscious consumption; hence (3) greater deliberation regarding our consumer decisions; (4) a more focused life in general; and (5) a greater and more nuanced appreciation for other things besides material goods, and also for (6) material goods themselves. (...)
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    Environmental Virtue Ethics.Philip Cafaro & Ronald Sandler (eds.) - 2004 - Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The first on the topic of environmental virtue ethics, this book seeks to provide the definitive anthology that will both establish the importance of environmental virtue in environmental discourse and advance the current research on environmental virtue in interesting and original ways. The selections in this collection, consisting of ten original and four reprinted essays by leading scholars in the field, discuss the role that virtue and character have traditionally played in environmental discourse, and reflect upon the role that it (...)
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  5. Thoreau, Leopold, and Carson.Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Environmental Ethics 23 (1):3-17.
    I argue for an environmental virtue ethics which specifies human excellence and flourishing in relation to nature. I consider Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson as environmental virtue ethicists, and show that these writers share certain ethical positions that any environmental virtue ethics worthy of the name must embrace. These positions include putting economic life in its proper,subordinate place within human life as a whole; cultivating scientific knowledge, while appreciating its limits; extending moral considerability to the nonhuman world; (...)
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  6. Climate Ethics and Population Policy.Philip Cafaro - 2012 - WIREs Climate Change 3 (1):45–61.
    According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, human population growth is one of the two primary causes of increased greenhouse gas emissions and accelerating global climate change. Slowing or ending population growth could be a cost effective, environmentally advantageous means to mitigate climate change, providing important benefits to both human and natural communities. Yet population policy has attracted relatively little attention from ethicists, policy analysts, or policy makers dealing with this issue. In part, this is because addressing population matters (...)
     
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  7. Gluttony, arrogance, greed, and apathy: an exploration of environmental vice.Philip J. Cafaro - 2005 - In R. Sandler & P. Cafaro (eds.), Environmental Virtue Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 135--158.
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    The Naturalist’s Virtues.Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (2):85-99.
    This paper argues that studying natural history helps make us more virtuous; that is, better and happier people. After sketching a broad conception of virtue, I discuss how naturalizing may improve our moral character and help develop our intellectual, aesthetic and physical abilities. I next assert essential connections between nonanthropocentrism and wisdom, and between natural history study and the achievement of a nonanthropocentric stance toward the world. Finally, I argue that the great naturalists suggest a noble, inspiring alternative to the (...)
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    An exchange: The morality of immigration.Ryan Pevnick, Philip Cafaro & Mathias Risse - 2008 - Ethics and International Affairs 22 (3):241-259.
    Writing in EIA 22, no. 1, Mathias Risse presented a novel way to think about the problem of immigration in the context of global justice, adopting the standpoint of the common ownership of the earth. The following Exchange is in response to that essay.
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    Environmental Virtue Ethics: An Introduction.Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (1):198.
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    The Environmental Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States.Winthrop Staples & Philip Cafaro - 2009 - Environmental Ethics 31 (1).
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    Procreation and Consumption in the Real World.Philip Cafaro - 2023 - Environmental Ethics 45 (3):295-306.
    The cause of global environmental decline is clear: an immense and rapidly growing human economy. In response, environmentalists should advocate policies leading to fewer people, lower per capita consumption, and less harmful technologies. All three of these must be addressed, not just one instead of the others. That is our best remaining hope to create sustainable societies and preserve what global biodiversity remains. Sharing Earth justly with other species and protecting it for future human generations are achievable goals, but only (...)
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    The Environmental Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States.Philip Cafaro & Winthrop Staples Iii - 2009 - Environmental Ethics 31 (1):5-30.
    A serious commitment to environmentalism entails ending America’s population growth and hence a more restrictive immigration policy. The need to limit immigration necessarily follows when we combine a clear statement of our main environmental goals—living sustainably and sharing the landscape generously with nonhuman beings—with uncontroversial accounts of our current demographic trajectory and of the negative environmental effects of U.S. population growth, nationally and globally. Standard arguments for the immigration status quo or for an even more permissive immigration policy are without (...)
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    Economic consumption, pleasure, and the good life.Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Journal of Social Philosophy 32 (4):471–486.
    L'A. mesure l'influence de la consommation economique sur l'amelioration de la qualite de vie, dans la perspective d'une ethique de la vertu environnementaliste. Defendant la superiorite de l'ethique ancienne sur la science economique moderne, l'A. privilegie l'ideal eudemoniste d'une societe bonne sur les valeurs de neutralite, croissance et developpement propres a l'economie moderne.
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    The Naturalist’s Virtues.Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (2):85-99.
    This paper argues that studying natural history helps make us more virtuous; that is, better and happier people. After sketching a broad conception of virtue, I discuss how naturalizing may improve our moral character and help develop our intellectual, aesthetic and physical abilities. I next assert essential connections between nonanthropocentrism and wisdom, and between natural history study and the achievement of a nonanthropocentric stance toward the world. Finally, I argue that the great naturalists suggest a noble, inspiring alternative to the (...)
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  16. Patriotism as an Environmental Virtue.Philip Cafaro - 2009 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2):185-206.
    Define “patriotism” as love for one’s country and devotion to its well-being. This essay contends that patriotism thus defined is a virtue and that environmentalism is one of its most important manifestations. Patriotism, as devotion to particular places and people, can occur at various levels, from the local to the national. Knowing and caring about particular places and people and working to protect them is good for us and good for them and hence a good thing overall. Knowing and caring (...)
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    The Naturalist’s Virtues.Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (2):85-99.
    This paper argues that studying natural history helps make us more virtuous; that is, better and happier people. After sketching a broad conception of virtue, I discuss how naturalizing may improve our moral character and help develop our intellectual, aesthetic and physical abilities. I next assert essential connections between nonanthropocentrism and wisdom, and between natural history study and the achievement of a nonanthropocentric stance toward the world. Finally, I argue that the great naturalists suggest a noble, inspiring alternative to the (...)
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    Taming Growth and Articulating a Sustainable Future: The Way Forward for Environmental Ethics.Philip Cafaro - 2011 - Ethics and the Environment 16 (1):1-24.
    The future of environmental ethics will be what environmental ethicists make of it. Since the field encompasses widely divergent philosophical orientations, talents, particular interests, and intuitions about the way forward, that future will be pluralistic. I believe this to be a good thing. But it is also helpful to step back from time to time, reflect on where we want to go, and ask whether we are leaving any essential tasks unaddressed.I take the overarching goal of environmentalism as a political (...)
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  19. For Indian Wilderness.Philip Cafaro & Monish Verma - 1998 - Terra Nova 3 (4):53-58.
     
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    Economic Growth or the Flourishing of Life.Philip Cafaro - 2010 - Essays in Philosophy 11 (1):44-75.
  21. Thoreauvian Patriotism as an Environmental Virtue.Philip Cafaro - 1995 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 2 (2):1-7.
    In Walden Henry David Thoreau argues for and against patriotism. This paper argues that thoughtful environmentalists should do likewise. It explicates Thoreau’s accounts of “settling” and farming as efforts to rethink and deepen his connections to the land. These efforts define a patriotism that is local, thoughtful and moral. Thoreau’s economic philosophy can be seen as applied patriotism. Likeother virtues such as courage or prudence, patriotism is liable to a skewed development and various kinds of misuse. Yet properly developed it (...)
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    The environmental argument for reducing immigration into the United States.Philip Cafaro & I. I. I. Staples - 2009 - Environmental Ethics 31 (1):5-30.
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    Less is More: Economic Consumption and the Good Life.Philip Cafaro - 1998 - Philosophy Today 42 (1):26.
  24. Ethical Issues in Biodiversity Protection.Philip Cafaro & Richard Primack - 2013 - In . pp. 309-318.
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    Reducing Human Numbers and the Size of our Economies is Necessary to Avoid a Mass Extinction and Share Earth Justly with Other Species.Philip Cafaro - 2022 - Philosophia 50 (5):2263-2282.
    Conservation biologists agree that humanity is on the verge of causing a mass extinction and that its primary driver is our immense and rapidly expanding global economy. We are replacing Earth’s ten million wild species with more of ourselves, our domesticated species, our economic support systems, and our trash. In the process, we are creating a duller, tamer, and more dangerous world. The moral case for reducing excessive human impacts on the biosphere is strong on both anthropocentric and biocentric ethical (...)
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    Special Issue: The Ethics of Mass Species Extinction.Ronald Sandler & Philip Cafaro - 2022 - Philosophia 51 (2):957-960.
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  27. Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics.Philip Cafaro - 2008 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 21:389-393.
     
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  28. Carsten Bengt-Pedersen and Niels Thomassen, eds., Nature and Lifeworld: Theoretical and Practical Metaphysics Reviewed by.Philip Cafaro - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19 (3):163-165.
  29. Cafaro, Philip. Review of Conscious Cinema's "Suits and Savages: Why the World Bank Won't Save the World".Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Organization and Environment 14 (4):2.
     
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    Concerning Thoreau’s Living Ethics.Philip Cafaro - 2006 - Environmental Ethics 28 (1):111-112.
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    Concerning Thoreau’s Living Ethics.Philip Cafaro - 2006 - Environmental Ethics 28 (1):111-112.
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    Daniel Botkin: The Moon in the Nautilus Shell: Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered.Philip Cafaro - 2015 - Environmental Ethics 37 (2):239-240.
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  33. Environmental Ethics and the Business Professional: Responsibilities and Opportunities.Philip Cafaro - 2003 - In . Wadsworth Press. pp. 189-196.
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    Economic Growth or the Flourishing of Life.Philip Cafaro - 2018 - Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 11:21-24.
    The phenomenon of global warming suggests that today’s dominant economic paradigm is bumping up against physical and biological limits. As will likely become ever clearer in coming decades, endlessly growing populations, consumption and economic activity are incompatible with human happiness, the flourishing of other species, and maintaining the basic ecosystem services on which these depend. The world’s peoples need to shift to an economic paradigm focused on providing sufficient resources for a limited number of people, rather than ever more resources (...)
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    For a grounded conception of wilderness and more wilderness on the ground.Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Ethics and the Environment 6 (1):1-17.
    : Recently a number of influential academic environmentalists have spoken out against wilderness, most prominently William Cronon and J. Baird Callicott. This is odd, given that these writers seem to support two cornerstone positions of environmentalism as it has developed over the past twenty years: first, the view articulated within environmental ethics that wild, nonhuman nature, or at least some parts of it, has intrinsic or inherent value; second, the understanding developed within conservation biology that we have entered a period (...)
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    Getting to less.Philip Cafaro - 2010 - Ethics, Place and Environment 13 (1):11 – 14.
    Chrisoula Andreou's “No Avail Thesis” states that many environmentally-harmful conveniences and luxuries do not significantly contribute to human happiness, making the costs they incur largely a waste. The first half of this short paper affirms the ethical importance of this thesis, with special reference to global climate change. Growing evidence suggests that implementing efficiency measures will not be sufficient to allow humanity to avoid catastrophic climate change and that such measures will have to be supplemented by reductions in consumption itself. (...)
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    George Wuerthner, Eileen Crist and Tom Butler (eds.), Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, The Foundation for Conservation.Philip Cafaro - 2016 - Environmental Values 25 (6):759-761.
  38. Henry David Thoreau.Philip Cafaro - 1200 - In . Routledge.
     
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    How Many is Too Many?: The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration Into the United States.Philip Cafaro - 2014 - University of Chicago Press.
    From the stony streets of Boston to the rail lines of California, from General Relativity to Google, one of the surest truths of our history is the fact that America has been built by immigrants. The phrase itself has become a steadfast campaign line, a motto of optimism and good will, and indeed it is the rallying cry for progressives today who fight against tightening our borders. This is all well and good, Philip Cafaro thinks, for the America of the (...)
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  40. Judith DeCew, In Pursuit of Privacy: Law, Ethics, and the Rise of Technology Reviewed by.Philip Cafaro - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19 (2):91-93.
     
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    Less is More.Philip Cafaro - 1998 - Philosophy Today 42 (1):26-39.
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    Less is More.Philip Cafaro - 2001 - Global Bioethics 14 (1):45-59.
    This paper argues that we should judge economic consumption by whether it improves or detracts from our lives, and act on that basis. I seeks to place the issue of consumption in the context of living a good life, inorder to discuss its justifiable limits. It examines two important areas of our economic activity, food consumption and transportation, from a virtue ethics perspective. Looking at these areas with our enlightened self-interest in mind, we see that less is often more, particularly (...)
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  43. Mark J. Smith, ed., Thinking Through the Environment Reviewed by.Philip Cafaro - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20 (4):291-292.
     
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    One Child: Do We Have a Right to More?Philip Cafaro - 2019 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 22 (1):106-108.
    Volume 22, Issue 1, March 2019, Page 106-108.
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    Philip Cafaro writes.Philip Cafaro - 2008 - Ethics and International Affairs 22 (3):248-254.
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    Personal narratives and environmental ethics.Philip Cafaro - 1999 - Environmental Ethics 21 (1):109-110.
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    Personal Narratives and Environmental Ethics.Philip Cafaro - 1999 - Environmental Ethics 21 (1):109-110.
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  48. Rachel Carson’s Environmental Ethics.Philip Cafaro - 2013 - In . pp. 163-171.
    Rachel Carson is well known as a founder of the modern American environmental movement, which some date to the publication of Silent Spring in 1962. This essay argues that Carson was not just a successful polemicist, but a deep and insightful environmental thinker, whose life and writings have much to offer contemporary environmental philosophy. It focuses on explicating the environmental ethics articulated in Silent Spring, which rest on the triple foundation of human health considerations, the moral considerability of non-human beings, (...)
     
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  49. Thoreau`s Environmental Ethics in Walden.Philip Cafaro - 2002 - The Concord Saunterer 10:17-63.
     
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    Thoreau on Science and System.Philip Cafaro - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 22:1-8.
    Though best known as a literary figure, Henry Thoreau showed a lasting interest in science. He read widely in the scientific literature of his day and published one the first scholarly discussions on forest succession. In fact, some historians rate Thoreau as one of the founders of the modern science of ecology. At the same time, Thoreau often lamented science’s tendency to kill poetry. Scientific writings coupled with his own careful observations often revealed life to him, but in other ways (...)
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