Environmental Ethics: An Anthology brings together seminal writings on the central questions in environmental ethics. The book comprises both classic and cutting-edge essays that have formed contemporary environmental ethics, ranging from the welfare of animals versus ecosystems to theories of the intrinsic value of nature. The volume also discusses alternatives to traditional environmental ethics, including deep ecology, ecofeminism, and environmental pragmatism; and presents important works on particular environmental issues, such as wilderness preservation and global climate change. Additional editorial material provides a helpful overview of the field and points to new directions and controversies shaping the relationship between humans and nature into the future. Specifically designed for course use, Environmental Ethics: An Anthology provides an excellent introduction, at once accessible and thorough, to this increasingly important and urgent area of study.
Andrew Light is Assistant Professor of Environmental Philosophy at New York University, and Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy, and Public Policy at Lancaster University, UK. He has edited or co-edited thirteen books, including Environmental Pragmatism (1996), Social Ecology after Bookchin (1999), and Technology and the Good Life (2000). He is also co-editor of the journal Philosophy and Geography and President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. Holmes Rolston III is University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University. He is often called the father of environmental ethics as an academic discipline and was featured in Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment (2001). He is author of numerous books including Philosophy Gone Wild (1986), Environmental Ethics (1988), Conserving Natural Value (1997), and Genes, Genesis and God (1999). He is past president of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.