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A Morally Deep World : An Essay on Moral Significance and Environmental Ethics - Lawrence E. Johnson

A Morally Deep World

An Essay on Moral Significance and Environmental Ethics

Paperback Published: 29th January 1993
ISBN: 9780521447065
Number Of Pages: 312

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Lawrence Johnson advocates a major change in our attitude toward the nonhuman world. He argues that nonhuman animals, and ecosystems themselves, are morally significant beings with interests and rights. The author considers recent work in environmental ethics in the introduction and then presents his case with the utmost precision and clarity. Written in an attractive, nontechnical style, the book will be of particular interest to philosophers, environmentalists and ecologists.

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'... it will be eagerly read and debated by the growing number of philosophers, policy-makers, activists and others who recognize the monumental importance of moral questions relating to the environment.' Tom Regan, North Carolina State University 'On the green side of politics and philosophical thought, many want to claim that all living things should be protected from harm, irrespective of their value for human beings. They assert that plants, species, and ecosystems as a whole, have intrinsic moral value. I know of no better attempt to present a rational and argued defence of such a claim than Lawrence Johnson's A Morally Deep World.' Peter Singer, Monash University

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Toward the horizons of the moral universep. 1
Some background--much of which is still in the foregroundp. 11
Sweet reasonp. 43
A matter of interestp. 97
Holismp. 148
On the limitations of moral theoryp. 184
Eco-interestsp. 202
Deep and shallowp. 230
Bibliographyp. 289
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780521447065
ISBN-10: 0521447062
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 29th January 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.27  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.41

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