1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics

Edited By Benjamin Hale, Andrew Light, Lydia Lawhon Copyright 2022
    850 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    850 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Written for a wide range of readers in environmental science, philosophy, and policy-oriented programs The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics is a landmark, comprehensive reference work in this interdisciplinary field. Not merely a review of theoretical approaches to the ethics of the environment, the Companion focuses on specific environmental problems and other concrete issues. Its 65 chapters, all appearing in print here for the first time, have been organized into the following eleven parts:

    I. Animals
    II. Land
    III. Water
    IV. Climate
    V. Energy and Extraction
    VI. Cities
    VII. Agriculture
    VIII. Environmental Transformation
    IX. Policy Frameworks and Response Measures
    X. Regulatory Tools
    XI. Advocacy and Activism

    The volume not only explains the nuances of important core philosophical positions, but also cuts new pathways for the integration of important ethical and policy issues into environmental philosophy. It will be of immense help to undergraduate students and other readers coming up to the field for the first time, but also serve as a valuable resource for more advanced students as well as researchers who need a trusted resource that also offers fresh, policy-centered approaches. 

    Benjamin Hale and Andrew Light

    Part I: Animals

    1. Animal Cognition and Moral Status
    Robert C. Jones

    2. Eating
    Dan Hooley and Nathan Nobis

    3. Experimentation
    Larry Carbone

    4. Companion Animals
    Clare Palmer and T.J. Kasperbauer

    5. Species and Wildness
    Lee Brann, Alexandra Laird, and Alexander Lee

    6. Wild Animals
    Jeff Sebo

    7. Hunting
    Nathan Kowalsky

    Part II: Land

    8. Forests
    Lydia A. Lawhon

    9. Mountains: Rethinking Thinking Like a Mountain
    David Strong

    10. Wilderness
    Michael Paul Nelson

    11. National Parks
    Holmes Rolston, III

    12. Landscape
    Allen Carlson

    13. Property
    Markku Oksanen

    Part III: Water

    14. Water Quality and Availability
    Jeremy J. Schmidt

    15. Wetlands
    J. Baird Callicott

    16. Rivers and Watersheds
    Alan J. Rabideau and Kenneth E. Shockley

    17. Ocean Policy
    Carl Safina

    18. Fishing and Harvesting
    Mary Lyn Stoll

    19. Marine Protected Areas
    Nathan J. Bennett and Kai M. A. Chan

    Part IV: Climate

    20. Moral Bases of Responses to Climate Change
    David R. Morrow

    21. Climate Modeling
    Wendy S. Parker

    22. Climate Change Mitigation
    Marcus Hedahl, Kyle Fruh, and Lindsay Whitlow

    23. Climate Justice and Equity
    Steve Vanderheiden

    24. Geoengineering
    Benjamin Hale and Michael Pellegrino

    25. Skepticism and Denialism
    Jay Odenbaugh

    Part V: Energy and Extraction

    26. Fossil Fuels
    Kian Mintz-Woo

    27. Mining
    Jessica M. Smith

    28. Nuclear Power
    John Nolt

    29. Hydropower
    Jonas Anshelm and Simon Haikola

    30. Renewable Energy
    Anne Schwenkenbecher and Martin Brueckner

    31. Natural Gas and Fracking
    Adam Briggle

    32. Energy Poverty
    Robin Attfield

    Part VI: Cities

    33. Urban Sustainability
    Steven A. Moore and Meghan Kleon

    34. Urban Parks and Open Space
    Roger Paden

    35. Suburbs and Exurbs
    Robert Kirkman

    36. Transportation
    Lisa Schweitzer

    37. Waste and Consumption
    Jen Everett and Rich Cameron

    Part VII: Agriculture

    38. Food
    David M. Kaplan

    39. Industrial Agriculture
    Paul B. Thompson

    40. Biotechnology
    Dane Scott

    41. Sustainable Agriculture
    Alastair Iles

    42. Community Gardens
    Stephanie Ross

    Part VIII: Environmental Transformation

    43. Remediation
    Marion Hourdequin

    44. Restoration
    Mark Woods

    45. Assisted Migration and Reintroduction
    Ronald L. Sandler

    46. Zoos and Conservation
    Ben A. Minteer, James P. Collins, and Aierona Bonnie Raschke

    47. Rewilding
    Derek Turner

    48. Novel Ecosystems
    Allen Thompson

    Part IX: Policy Frameworks and Response Measures

    49. Pollution and Polluter Pays
    Aaron Lercher

    50. Constitutional Rights
    Kristian Skagen Ekeli

    51. Libertarianism
    Matt Zwolinski

    52. Prediction and Forecasting
    Arielle Tozier de la Poterie and Meaghan Daly

    53. Disaster Response
    Bruce Jennings

    Part X: Regulatory Tools

    54. Command and Control
    Joshua Preiss

    55. Economic Instruments
    Joe E. Aldy

    56. Cost-Benefit Analysis
    David Schmidtz

    57. Risk Assessment
    Sven Ove Hansson

    58. Precautionary Principles
    Kevin C. Elliott

    59. Adaptive Management
    R. Bruce Hull

    Part XI: Advocacy and Activism

    60. Education
    Matt Ferkany

    61. Everyday Aesthetics
    Yuriko Saito

    62. Community Participation
    W.S.K. "Scott" Cameron

    63. Environmental Justice
    Robert Melchoir Figueroa

    64. Environmental Civil Disobedience
    Jennifer Welchman

    65. Lawbreaking and Ecoterrorism
    Ned Hettinger


    Benjamin Hale is Associate Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His primary area of research is environmental and public health ethics, and he is the author of the book, The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature (2016). 

    Andrew Light is University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. He is currently on leave, serving as Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. He is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters on climate change, restoration ecology, and urban sustainability, and has authored, co-authored, and edited 19 books, including Environmental Values (Routledge, 2008), Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice (2003), Technology and the Good Life? (2000), and Environmental Pragmatism (Routledge, 1996). He was previously a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., and served as Senior Advisor and India Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change in the U.S. Department of State.

    Lydia A. Lawhon is Research Associate in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research broadly investigates the drivers of practical conflicts between people and large carnivores and the political conflicts between people over large carnivore management.