The Animal Rights/Environmental Ethics Debate

The Environmental Perspective

Edited by Eugene C. Hargrove

Subjects: Environmental Studies
Series: SUNY series in Philosophy and Biology
Paperback : 9780791409343, 273 pages, July 1992
Hardcover : 9780791409336, 273 pages, July 1992

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Table of contents

Preface / Animal Welfare Ethics "versus" Environmental Ethics: The Problem of Sentient Life


1. Self-Consciousness and the Right of Nonhuman Animals and Nature
Richard A. Watson

2. Animal Liberation: A Triangle Affair
J. Baird Callicott

3. Environmental Ethics and Nonhuman Rights
Bryan G. Norton

4. The Ethics of Respect for Nature
Paul W. Taylor

5. The Significance of Species
Mary Midgley

6. Moral Considerability and Extraterrestrial Life
J. Baird Callicott

7. Foundations of Wildlife Protection Attitudes
Eugene C. Hargrove

8. The Rights of the Nonhuman World
Mary Anne Warren

9. The Miced Community
Mary Midgley

10. Taking Sympathy Seriously: A Defense of Our Moral Psychology Toward Animals
John A. Fisher

11. Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics: Back Together Again
J. Baird Callicott


Eugene C. Hargrove is Editor of Environmental Ethics and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas, Denton.


"This book traces the Animal Rights/Environmental Ethics dispute through the key steps of its history, in the form of the most important original articles, and points the way to a resolution. It is useful to the scholar interested in the animal rights issue and it is appropriate as a textbook in a course in Environmental Ethics at any level, from beginning to graduate. For the beginner, it teaches the key issues in non-technical language and for the scholar it traces the history of an important dispute and clearly distinguishes basic ideas in their historical context. "— Donald C. Lee, University of New Mexico

"The best thing about this book is that it brings together (for the first time) the most important articles concerning the debate between animal rights and environmental ethics. A wide variety of views is represented, which provides significant amounts of material for classroom discussion. " — Eric Katz, New Jersey Institute of Technology