The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.
Chapter 3: Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Ethics for Sustainability1
Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Ethics for Sustainability1
Environmental Philosophy is the study of the concepts and principles relating to human interactions with nature and the natural environment, to related presuppositions about the relation of humanity and nature, and to practical implications for both individuals and societies. Environmental Ethics is a key branch of Environmental Philosophy, and studies relevant normative issues, values and principles. This chapter reviews the history, scope and development of Environmental Philosophy and Ethics, presents some of the key issues in these continually broadening fields, and considers possibilities and prospects for their further development.
Some of the relevant concepts, principles, issues and values were used and/or debated during the ancient, medieval and early modern periods, and ...