freedom and environment

Download Book Freedom And Environment in PDF format. You can Read Online Freedom And Environment here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Freedom And Environment

Author : Michael Hannis
ISBN : 9781317679400
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 51. 44 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 726
Read : 379

Download Now


Must freedom be sacrificed to achieve ecological sustainability - or vice versa? Can we be genuinely free and live in sustainable societies? This book argues that we can, if we recognise and celebrate our ecological embeddedness, rather than seeking to transcend it. But this does not mean freedom can simply be redefined to fit within ecological limits. Addressing current unsustainability will involve significant restrictions, and hence will require political justification, not just scientific evidence. Drawing on material from perfectionist liberalism, capabilities approaches, human rights, relational ethics and virtue theory, Michael Hannis explores the relationship between freedom and sustainability, considering how each contributes to human flourishing. He argues that a substantive and ecologically literate conception of human flourishing can underpin both capability-based environmental rights and a eudaimonist ecological virtue ethics. With such a foundation in place, public authorities can act both to facilitate ecological virtue, and to remove structural incentives to ecological vice. Freedom and Environment is a lucid addition to existing literature in environmental politics and virtue ethics, and will be an excellent resource to those studying debates about freedom with debates about ecological sustainability.

Human Freedom And Environment

Author : Indoo Pandey Khanduri
ISBN : 817835814X
Genre : Human ecology
File Size : 74. 96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 151
Read : 235

Download Now


Papers presented at a seminar.

The Ethics Of Mobilities

Author : Tore Sager
ISBN : 9781317033783
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88. 47 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 246
Read : 373

Download Now


With this book the international academic discourse on mobility is taken a step further, through the intertwined perspectives of different social sciences, engineering and the humanities. The Ethics of Mobilities departs from the recent interest in social surveillance, raised by the use of technology for the surveillance and control of mobility as well as for transport. It widens this theme to encompass a broad scale of issues, ranging from freedom and escape to social exclusion and control, thus raising important questions of ethics, identity and religion; questions that are dealt with by a diverse, yet structured range of chapters, arranged around the themes of ethics and religion, and freedom and control. Through their variety and diversity of perspectives, the chapters of this book offer a substantial interdisciplinary contribution to the socially and environmentally relevant discussion about what a technically and economically accelerating mobility does to life and how it might be transformed to sustain a more life-enhancing future. Ethics of Mobilities will excite not only international interest, but will also appeal to scholars across a wide range of disciplines, in fields as diverse as theology and engineering.

The Natural And The Supernatural

Author : John Oman
ISBN : 9781107426948
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 22. 78 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 874
Read : 900

Download Now


This book provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the sacred aspects of human existence in their relationship with the material world.

Liberation From Allergies Natural Approaches To Freedom And Better Health

Author : Chris D. Meletis
ISBN : 9780313358715
Genre : Medical
File Size : 30. 91 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 496
Read : 778

Download Now


In this comprehensive book, a naturopath explains why allergies occur and what works—and doesn't—to alleviate them. Liberation from Allergies offers research on non-drug ways to control allergies, as well as ways in which naturopathic approaches can be combined with traditional medicine. It looks forward, discussing developments on the horizon, including current testing of vaccines for some food allergies.

Critique Of Competitive Freedom And The Bourgeois Democratic State

Author : Michael Eldred
ISBN : 9788787437400
Genre : Capitalism
File Size : 53. 97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 894
Read : 1240

Download Now



Character And Environment

Author : Ronald L. Sandler
ISBN : 9780231511865
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 44. 40 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 889
Read : 1109

Download Now


Virtue ethics is now widely recognized as an alternative to Kantian and consequentialist ethical theories. However, moral philosophers have been slow to bring virtue ethics to bear on topics in applied ethics. Moreover, environmental virtue ethics is an underdeveloped area of environmental ethics. Although environmental ethicists often employ virtue-oriented evaluation (such as respect, care, and love for nature) and appeal to role models (such as Henry Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson) for guidance, environmental ethics has not been well informed by contemporary work on virtue ethics. With Character and Environment, Ronald Sandler remedies each of these deficiencies by bringing together contemporary work on virtue ethics with contemporary work on environmental ethics. He demonstrates the many ways that any ethic of character can and should be informed by environmental considerations. He also develops a pluralistic virtue-oriented environmental ethic that accommodates the richness and complexity of our relationship with the natural environment and provides effective and nuanced guidance on environmental issues. These projects have implications not only for environmental ethics and virtue ethics but also for moral philosophy more broadly. Ethical theories must be assessed on their theoretical and practical adequacy with respect to all aspects of the human ethical situation: personal, interpersonal, and environmental. To the extent that virtue-oriented ethical theory in general, and Sandler's version of it in particular, provides a superior environmental ethic to other ethical theories, it is to be preferred not just as an environmental ethic but also as an ethical theory. Character and Environment will engage any reader with an interest in environmental ethics, virtue ethics, or moral philosophy.

Production Growth And The Environment

Author : William L. Weber
ISBN : 9781482243055
Genre : Law
File Size : 80. 51 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 966
Read : 225

Download Now


Written in a way that facilitates understanding of complex concepts, laws, and policy, Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach explores how economic growth usually makes people better off, but also asks at what environmental cost? These costs are not often realized until after the fact, when their remediation is more expensive, and sometimes not reversible. Very few books on environmental economics model the joint production of desirable and undesirable outcomes in any depth. This book fills that void. It discusses the demographic transition and the escape from the Malthusian trap. It also covers the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis that examines the relation between polluting outputs and economic welfare. The book integrates environmental valuation methods with the production possibility frontier (PPF) approach. It presents both types of outcomes in a PPF framework that accounts for scarcity and allows the concepts of technical and allocative efficiencies to be introduced and measured. The PPF can then measure technological progress/regress and can be used to measure whether resource use is sustainable over time. It can also be used to determine shadow prices for non-market desirable outputs such as ecological services and non-market undesirable by-products such as SO2, NOx, and CO2 that arise from fossil fuel combustion. The beauty of the PPF framework is that it can be depicted in simple two-dimensional diagrams that make the concepts easy to understand. The author uses this framework to introduce concepts such as technical efficiency, allocative efficiency, technological progress/regress, shadow pricing, externalities, public goods, pollution taxes, and permits. In addition, each chapter has numerous problems and discussion questions that provide examples and practice in using the introduced theories. The book also includes a chapter that shows how the solver routine in Excel can be used to measure technical and allocative efficiency. This gives you the tools to examine all outcomes and therefore make a decision that takes into account the environmental challenges along with any economic benefits.

Beyond Freedom And Dignity

Author : Burrhus Frederic Skinner
ISBN : 1603844163
Genre : Behaviorism (Psychology)
File Size : 49. 92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 803
Read : 867

Download Now


In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society. Insisting that the problems of the world today can be solved only by dealing much more effectively with human behavior, Skinner argues that our traditional concepts of freedom and dignity must be sharply revised. They have played an important historical role in our struggle against many kinds of tyranny, he acknowledges, but they are now responsible for the futile defense of a presumed free and autonomous individual; they are perpetuating our use of punishment and blocking the development of more effective cultural practices. Basing his arguments on the massive results of the experimental analysis of behavior he pioneered, Skinner rejects traditional explanations of behavior in terms of states of mind, feelings, and other mental attributes in favor of explanations to be sought in the interaction between genetic endowment and personal history. He argues that instead of promoting freedom and dignity as personal attributes, we should direct our attention to the physical and social environments in which people live. It is the environment rather than humankind itself that must be changed if the traditional goals of the struggle for freedom and dignity are to be reached. Beyond Freedom and Dignity urges us to reexamine the ideals we have taken for granted and to consider the possibility of a radically behaviorist approach to human problems--one that has appeared to some incompatible with those ideals, but which envisions the building of a world in which humankind can attain its greatest possible achievements.

Thinking About The Environment Readings On Politics Property And The Physical World

Author : Matthew Alan Cahn
ISBN : 9781317453703
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 83. 36 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 519
Read : 770

Download Now


Underlying current controversies about environmental regulation are shared concerns, divided interests and different ways of thinking about the earth and our proper relationship to it. This book brings together writings on nature and environment that illuminate thought and action in this realm.

Top Download:

Best Books