The Ethics of Climate Change: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding arguably the greatest threat now facing humanity. Williston addresses important questions such as:
Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an immensely topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, global justice, sustainability, geography, and politics.
"Williston's The Ethics of Climate Change persuasively shows how analytic philosophy can break free from the contemporary American Disenlightenment and contribute to the values and virtues of a sustainable future."
Martin Schönfeld, University of South Florida, USA
"Williston has provided an admirably clear, concise, and well-informed introduction to climate ethics that does not shy away from taking positions. This is an excellent introduction to the subject, both for students and for anyone concerned with one of the most profound challenges of our time."
Dale Jamieson, New York University, USA
"An exceptionally comprehensive and judicious exploration of an ominously important cluster of issues, embedding rigorous but lucid philosophical arguments in the non-ideal political realities of the fraught international negotiations. Williston probes insightfully and in a delightfully lively style – I know of nothing else this engaging for introductory or intermediate students."
Henry Shue, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
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Each engaging textbook from The Ethics of… series focuses on a significant ethical issue and provides a clear and stimulating explanation of the surrounding philosophical discussions. Focusing on moral debates at the forefront of contemporary society they have been designed for use by students studying philosophy, applied ethics, global ethics and related subjects such as politics, international relations and sociology. Features to aid study include chapter summaries, study questions, annotated further reading and glossaries.