- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: February 2019
- Print publication year: 2019
- Online ISBN: 9781316493083
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316493083
The environmental crisis creates an unprecedented moral predicament: how to be a good person when our collective and individual actions contribute to immeasurable devastation and suffering. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources from philosophy, political theory, global religion, ecology, and contemporary spirituality, Roger S. Gottlieb explores the ethical ambiguities, challenges, and opportunities we face. Engagingly written, intellectually rigorous, and forcefully argued, this volume investigates the moral value of nature; the possibility of an 'ecological' democracy; how we treat animals; the demands and limits of individual responsibility and collective political change; contemporary ambiguities of rationality; and how to face environmental despair. In Morality and the Environmental Crisis, Gottlieb combines compassion for the difficulties of contemporary moral life with an unflinching ethical commitment to awareness and action.
Larry Rasmussen - Union Theological Seminary
Paul Wapner - American University, Washington, DC
Michael Lerner - Editor of Tikkun
John Hart - Boston University
Bill J. Leonard - Wake Forest University, North Carolina
Holmes Rolston, III - University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, Colorado State University
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