Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology and Natural Selection
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Here is the most searching critique yet of ecological theologies, particularly of their compatibility with Darwinian evolutionary natural history. Sideris's incisive analysis opens up new possibilities for a more profound theology of nature and a more powerful, and appropriately loving, environmental ethic. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0231126611
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In the last few decades, religious and secular thinkers have tackled the world's escalating environmental crisis by attempting to develop an ecological ethic that is both scientifically accurate and free of human-centered preconceptions. This groundbreaking study shows that many of these environmental ethicists continue to model their positions on romantic, pre-Darwinian concepts that disregard the predatory and cruelly competitive realities of the natural world. Examining the work of such influential thinkers as James Gustafson, Sallie McFague, Rosemary Radford Ruether, John Cobb, Peter Singer, and Holmes Rolston, Sideris proposes a more realistic ethic that combines evolutionary theory with theological insight, advocates a minimally interventionist stance toward nature, and values the processes over the products of the natural world.
Lisa Sideris proposes a new way of thinking about the natural world, an environmental ethic that incorporates the ideas of natural selection and values the processes rather than the products of nature. Such an approach encourages us to take a minimally interventionist approach to nature. Only when the competitive realities of evolution are faced squarely, Sideris argues, can we generate practical environmental principles to deal with such issues as species extinction and the relationship between suffering and sentience.
Titel: Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology ...
Verlag: Columbia University Press
Einband: Soft cover
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