Significantly revised in this third edition, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works examines morality from an environmental perspective. Featuring accessible selections–from classic articles to examples of cutting-edge original research–it addresses both theory and practice.
Asking what really matters, the first section of the book explores the abstract ideas of human value and value in nature. The second section turns to the question of what really works–what it would take to solve our real-world environmental problems. Moving beyond the “hype,” it presents authoritative essays on applying environmental ethics to the issues that matter right now. The selections present philosophical, biological, and socially scientific approaches to the major issues. Environmental Ethics also features first-hand descriptions from people who have actually been involved in wildlife and conservation initiatives.