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Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking

Clare Palmer


This book challenges the popular conception that process thinking offers an unambiguously positive contribution to the philosophical debate on environmental ethics. It critically examines the approach to ethics which may be derived from the work of process thinkers such as A. N. Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne, pointing out questions about justice and respect for individual integrity which are raised. With these questions in mind, the book compares process ethics to a variety of other forms of environmental ethics, as well as deep ecology. This comparative study reveals a number of difficulti ... More

Keywords: environmental ethics, A. N. Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne, deep ecology, process thinking, process philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269526
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Palmer, author
University of Greenwich
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