Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to by Ronald L. Sandler,Ronald Sandler

By Ronald L. Sandler,Ronald Sandler

Virtue ethics is now widely known instead to Kantian and consequentialist moral theories. notwithstanding, ethical philosophers were sluggish to carry advantage ethics to undergo on issues in utilized ethics. additionally, environmental advantage ethics is an underdeveloped zone of environmental ethics. even though environmental ethicists frequently hire virtue-oriented overview (such as recognize, care, and love for nature) and attract function types (such as Henry Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson) for tips, environmental ethics has no longer been good trained by way of modern paintings on advantage ethics.

With Character and Environment, Ronald Sandler treatments each one of those deficiencies through bringing jointly modern paintings on advantage ethics with modern paintings on environmental ethics. He demonstrates the numerous ways in which any ethic of personality can and may learn via environmental issues. He additionally develops a pluralistic virtue-oriented environmental ethic that incorporates the richness and complexity of our courting with the average atmosphere and offers powerful and nuanced information on environmental issues.

These initiatives have implications not just for environmental ethics and advantage ethics but in addition for ethical philosophy extra commonly. moral theories has to be assessed on their theoretical and useful adequacy with appreciate to all facets of the human moral state of affairs: own, interpersonal, and environmental. To the level that virtue-oriented moral idea typically, and Sandler's model of it particularly, presents a fantastic environmental ethic to different moral theories, it's to be most well-liked not only as an environmental ethic but in addition as a moral conception. Character and Environment will have interaction any reader with an curiosity in environmental ethics, advantage ethics, or ethical philosophy.

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