The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics  book cover
1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics

ISBN 9781138784925
Published July 29, 2022 by Routledge
850 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $240.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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. 

Table of Contents

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

View More



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.