Moral Theory and Climate Change: Ethical Perspectives on a Warming Planet
Climate change has become the most pressing moral and political problem of our time. Ethical theories help us think clearly and more fully about important moral and political issues. And yet, to date, there have been no books that have brought together a broad range of ethical theories to apply them systematically to the problems of climate change. This volume fills that deep need. Two preliminary chapters―an up-to-date synopsis of climate science and an overview of the ethical issues raised by climate change―set the stage. After this, ten leading ethicists in ten separate chapters each present a major ethical theory (or, more broadly, perspective) and discuss the implications of that view for how we decide to respond to a rapidly warming planet. Each chapter first provides a brief exposition of the view before working out what that theory “has to say” about climate change and our response to the problems it poses. [From the back cover]
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Moral theory, Climate change, Ethical issues, Ethical theory
Applied Ethics | Climate | Ethics and Political Philosophy
Miller, Dale (Editor) and Eggleston, Ben (Editor), "Moral Theory and Climate Change: Ethical Perspectives on a Warming Planet" (2020). Philosophy Faculty Books. 15.