By Anthony Weston
This selection of germinal paintings within the box by means of Anthony Weston provides his pragmatic environmental philosophy, calling for reconstruction and mind's eye instead of deconstruction and research. it's a philosopher’s invitation to environmental ethics in an all at once inviting and down-to-earth key. at the pragmatic view complicated right here, environmental values are completely natural—what else may perhaps they be?—and are open-ended and in flux. instead of passing judgment at the international because it is, we're referred to as to rediscover and remake the realm because it should be. We require an environmental etiquette greater than a proper ethic; an etiquette whose improvement has to be an ongoing technique; and a technique in flip that's surely multicentric, hard us to barter our position one of the exuberant number of residing and other kinds.
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Pp. 32–33, this book. 14. ” 15. P. 110, this book. 16. , Proceedings of the Yukon College Symposium on Ethics, Environment, and Education (Whitehorse, YT: Yukon College, 1996), and subsequently reprinted as “Deschooling Environmental Education” in Canadian Journal of Environmental Education I (1996). 17. P. 146, this book. This page intentionally left blank. Chapter 2 Before Environmental Ethics I. Introduction To think “ecologically,” in a broad sense, is to think in terms of the evolution of an interlinked system over time rather than in terms of separate and one-way causal interactions.
Albert Borgmann, Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984). 7. For a celebration of this point, see Inge Anderegg, “On the Natural History of On the Natural History of Values,” in Anthony Weston, Jobs for Philosophers (Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2004), chapter 5. Lovely as it would be to have philosophical bedfellows of this sort, I have to admit that Inge Anderegg is only one of my alter egos. For more on Jobs for Philosophers, see in the introduction to chapter 6 of this book.
Rights-holders . ”) It need not be meant as a description of prevailing practice, but should be read instead as an attempt to change the prevailing practice. Christopher Stone’s book Should Trees Have Standing? 25 Something similar should be understood when we are invited to conceive not only animals or trees as rights holders, but also the land as a community and the planet as a person. 26 The force of these arguments lies in the way they open up the possibility of new connections, not in the way they settle or “close” any questions.
The Incompleat Eco-Philosopher: Essays from the Edges of Environmental Ethics by Anthony Weston