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Geography and Ethics : Journeys in a Moral Terrain - James D. Proctor

Geography and Ethics

Journeys in a Moral Terrain

By: James D. Proctor (Editor), David M. Smith (Editor)

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Published: 1st October 1999
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This book represents a landmark exploration of the common terrain of geography and ethics. Drawing together specially commissioned contributions from distinguished geographers across the UK, North America and Australasia, the place of geography in ethics and of ethics in geography is examined through wide-ranging, thematic chapters.
Geography and Ethics is divided into four sections for discussion and exploration of ideas: Ethics and Space; Ethics and Place; Ethics and Nature and Ethics and knowledge, all of which point to the rich interplay between geography and moral philosophy or ethics.

"The subtitle of this volume is indicative of both its selective nature and its pluralism. James D. Proctor expresses the hope, in his Introduction, that a space can be created for ethics "somewhere other than that inhabited by the out-of-touch scholar and the 'in-your'face' evangelist" (p.2). The rich and diverse content of this volume appears to prove that it can.." -"Reviews of Books and Atlases

Prefacep. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Ethics and Spacep. 17
Meaning and Geographyp. 19
Referencesp. 29
Geography, Justice and the Limits of Rightsp. 30
Geography, Fairness, and Liberal Democracyp. 44
Exploring the Ethics of Developmentp. 59
Virtual Geographiesp. 72
Ethics and Placep. 93
Hereness and the Normativity of Placep. 95
Geography and Evilp. 106
Referencesp. 118
The Ethnic Cleansing of a "safe Area"p. 120
Referencesp. 131
Social Justice, Self-Interest and Salman Rushdiep. 132
Ethics and Naturep. 147
A Moral Earthp. 149
Natural and Unnatural Warsp. 163
Altered Statesp. 175
The Problem of Pigsp. 193
Ethics and Knowledgep. 207
Community, Justice, and the Ethics of Researchp. 209
Referencesp. 221
Morals and Ethics in Geographical Studies of Disabilityp. 223
Referencesp. 234
Reciprocal Appropriationp. 237
Ethical Issues in Practical Contextsp. 251
The End of the Enlightenment?p. 263
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780415189682
ISBN-10: 0415189683
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st October 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1