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A Perfect Moral StormThe Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change$
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Stephen M. Gardiner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379440

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.001.0001

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Introduction: The Global Environmental Tragedy

Introduction: The Global Environmental Tragedy

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(p.3) Introduction: The Global Environmental Tragedy
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A Perfect Moral Storm
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Stephen M. Gardiner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.003.0001

This introduction provides a summary of the basic structure and argumentative framework of the book. It describes climate change as one instance of a wider problem facing humanity. The chapter looks at collective action, global ethics, political philosophy, the idea of the perfect moral storm, climate change, and Hobbes.

Keywords:   collective action, global ethics, political philosophy, Perfect moral storm, climate change, assumptions, Hobbes

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