1: Origins2: Some key concepts3: Future generations4: Principles for right action5: Sustainability and preservation6: Social and political movements7: Environmental ethics and religion8: The ethics of climate changeReferencesFurther ReadingIndex
Robin Attfield was appointed Lecturer in Philosophy at (what is now) Cardiff University in 1968, and became a Professor in 1991. He has participated in the Environmental Ethics Working Party of UNESCO, and has served on the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and on the Committee of the Aristotelian Society. Robin is the author of sixteen books, including The Ethics of Environmental Concern (1983 and 1991), Ethics: An Overview (2012), The Ethics of the Global Environment (1999 and 2015), and Wonder, Value and God (2017), and has contributed to several journals.
"Attfield's new book confirms him as one of the most eloquent voices in present-day environmental ethics. It combines philosophical depth with extreme readability and makes a suggestive case for an ethics that pays tribute to the value of non-human nature." - Dieter Birnbacher"Surprise! Attfield can write a very concise introduction to environmental ethics with all the precision already shown in his dozen full length works." - Holmes Rolston III, Colorado State University