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Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking

by Palmer, Clare

Oxford University Press 1998

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Overview

In Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking, Clare Palmer challenges the belief that the process thinking of writers like A. N. Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne has offered an unambiguously positive contribution to environmental ethics. She compares process ethics to a variety of other forms of environmental ethics, as well as deep ecology, and reveals a number of difficulties associated with process thinking about the environment.

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Key Features

  • Studies the formation of the “entity” or the “actual occasion” and Whitehead’s notion of God’s nature
  • Focuses on the approaches advocated by Aldo Leopold and J. Baird Callicott
  • Compares process thinking with deep ecology

Contents

  • Process Thinking, the Creation of Value, and Approaches to Ethics
  • Process Thinking, Individualist Consequentialism, and Animals
  • Process Thinking and Individualist Deontological Environmental Ethics
  • Process Thinking and Collectivist Environmental Ethics
  • Whitehead’s Philosophy and the Deep Ecology Movement

Product Details

  • Title: Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking
  • Author: Clare Palmer
  • Series: Oxford Theological Monographs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 256

About Clare Palmer

Clare Palmer is a professor of philosophy and associate director of the Graduate Program at Texas A&M University. She received a DPhil from The Queen’s College, Oxford and a BA from Trinity College, Oxford.

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