Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World

1st Edition

Brian Henning, Zack Walsh

Routledge
March 30, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367406103 - CAT# 325045
Series: Routledge Research in the Anthropocene

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Summary

This book examines from different perspectives the moral significance of non-human members of the biotic community and their omission from climate ethics literature.

The complexity of life in an age of rapid climate change demands the development of moral frameworks that recognize and respect the dignity and agency of both human and non-human organisms. Despite decades of careful work in non-anthropocentric approaches to environmental ethics, recent anthologies on climate ethics have largely omitted non-anthropocentric approaches. This multidisciplinary volume of international scholars tackles this lacuna by presenting novel work on non-anthropocentric approaches to climate ethics. Written in an accessible style, the text incorporates sentiocentric, biocentric, and ecocentric perspectives on climate change.

With diverse perspectives from both leading and emerging scholars of environmental ethics, geography, religious studies, conservation ecology, and environmental studies, this book will offer a valuable reading for students and scholars of these fields.

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