Wrongness, Wisdom, and Wilderness

Wrongness, Wisdom, and Wilderness

Toward A Libertarian Theory of Ethics and the Environment

eBook - 1997
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Univ of New York Press
Defends a libertarian social ethic that can support government action in pursuit of social goals and offers a new perspective on the relationship between social ethics, personal ethics, and environmental ethics.

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A revival of libertarianism defending its theory of social ethics and demonstrating that it is not incompatible with welfare, reverse discrimination arguments, and environmental issues. Scriven (philosophy, California Polytechnic State U.) argues the principle of utility in relation to judging social policy, drawing on Nietzsche, Dewey, Mill, Kant, and even Plato to outline a theory of prudential wisdom which, when applied to a libertarian environmental-ethics position, becomes as radical as biocentrism but does not succumb to ecofeminism or ecocentrist perspectives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1997
ISBN: 9780585056395
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 218 pages)


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