The Spirit of the Soil

Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

By Paul B. Thompson

© 1994 – Routledge

212 pages

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About the Book

The Spirit of the Soil challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. Paul B. Thompson identifies four `worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities; productionism, stewardship, economics and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology from these ethical perspectives. This book achieves an open-ended account of sustainability designed to minimise hubris and help us to recapture the spirit of the soil.

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Environmental Philosophies

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Environmental Philosophies

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General