Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: A Virtue-Oriented Alternative? What Makes a Character Trait a Virtue? The Environment and Human Flourishing The Environment Itself Environmental Decision Making The Virtue-Oriented Approach and Environmental Ethics A Virtue-Oriented Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops Conclusion: A Virtue-Oriented Alternative Notes Bibliography Index
In Character and Environment, Ronald L. Sandler brings 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.
Ronald L. Sandler is an associate professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and a researcher in the Technology and Society Research Group and the Environmental Justice Research Collaborative at Northeastern University.
A welcome addition to a much neglected corner of the ethical foundations of environmental ethics... Recommended. CHOICE A pleasure to read. -- Philip Cafaro Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics A challenging, original, worthwhile addition to the environmental ethics literature that is bound to pique curiosity and stimulate controversy. -- Michael Allen Fox Environmental Values A substantial contribution to both virtue ethics and environmental ethics. Ethics Sandler's work admirably succeeds... a welcome and much needed accomplishment. Environmental Ethics