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Living in Integrity : A Global Ethic to Restore a Fragmented Earth - Laura Westra

Living in Integrity

A Global Ethic to Restore a Fragmented Earth

Paperback Published: 28th January 1998
ISBN: 9780847689279
Number Of Pages: 256

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This innovative book takes a new look at environmental ethics and the need for ecological and biological integrity. Laura Westra explores the necessity for radical alteration not only of interpersonal ethics, but also of social institutions and public policy. In the process, Westra denies the validity of majority rule in environmentally ethical concerns. Issues discussed in the book include the link between ecological integrity and human health; an environmental evaluation of business and technology; biotechnology and transgenics in agriculture and aquaculture; and the environmental ethics of the ancient Greeks and Kant. Living in Integrity is a valuable book for philosophers and environmentalists alike.

Westra's book offers both a candid assessment of and challenging solutions to environmental ills.--Mark S. Halfon, Nassau Community College "Environmental Ethics "

Living with Integrity: The Problems and the Promisep. 3
The Link between Ecological Integrity and Human Health in the Present and the Future: Second-Order Principlesp. 23
Environmental Risks, Rights, and the Failure of Liberal Democracy: Some Possible Remediesp. 53
Why We Need a Nonanthropocentric Environmental Evaluation of Technology for Public Policyp. 83
Development and Environmental Racism: The Case of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogonip. 111
Biotechnology and Transgenics in Agriculture and Aquaculture: The Perspective from Ecosystem Integrityp. 123
The Greeks and Kant: The Quest for Compatible Ethicsp. 147
Integrity, Public Policy, and the Law: A Question of Sustainabilityp. 173
From Living with Integrity to Living in Integrity: Second-Order Principles for a Global Ethicp. 211
A Design for a Global Ethicp. 249
Indexp. 259
About the Authorp. 271
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ISBN: 9780847689279
ISBN-10: 0847689271
Series: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th January 1998
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 14.94  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.24