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IDEA5270M
Module Reading List

Global Environmental Ethics, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Rob Lawlor
R.S.Lawlor@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

This is a list of the required readings for IDEA5270M Global Environmental Ethics, as well as some selected further readings.

Unit 7.1: Introduction

Required Reading

Katz, Eric, (2003) Chapter 7: Is there a Place for Animals in the Moral Consideration of Nature? . FROM: Light, Andrew, Environmental ethics : an anthology, pp. 85-94. Malden: Blackwell. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  Available as an Online Course Reading

Benson, John, (2000) Chapter 1: Environments and environmental ethics. FROM: Benson, John, Environmental ethics : an introduction with readings, pp. 9-29. London: Routledge. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  Available as an Online Course Reading

Norton, Bryan G, (1989) The cultural approach to conservation biology. FROM: Western, David, Conservation for the twenty-first century ISBN: 0195077199 (pbk) : £14.95, pp. 241-246. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  Available as an Online Course Reading

Further Reading

Hugh LaFollette and Niall Shanks, ‘The Origin of Speciesism’, Philosophy 71, 1996.

Bernard Williams, Making sense of humanity and other philosophical papers, 1982-1993, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), Chapter 20: 'Must a Concern for the Environment be Centred on Human Beings? ', pp. 233-240. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  Available as an Online Course Reading

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Unit 7.2: Is the Environment Sacred?

Required Reading

Arne Naess (1995), ‘The Deep Ecological Movement: Some Philosophical Aspects’, in George Sessions (ed), Deep ecology for the twenty-first century, London: Shambhala, pp.64-84. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  Available as an Online Course Reading

Deane-Drummond, C. (1996), ‘Gaia as Science Made Myth: Implications for Environmental Ethics’, Studies in Christian Ethics, August 1996, 9(2): 1-5.

Further Reading

Sandel, M. (2013). What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets, Ch. 3, especially pages 114-122. London: Penguin Books. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Ben Rogers (ed) (2004), Is Nothing Sacred? ISBN: 9780203711941 (e-book) London: Routledge - especially the introduction, chapters: 1 "Nature, Science and the Sacred" by Richard Norman; 2 - "Is Nature Sacred?" by Alan Holland; 9 "The Idea of The Sacred" Piers Benn; 10 "Salvaging the Sacred", Simon Blackburn; 12 "The Concept of the Sacred" Ronald Dworkin.

Ruether, R. R. (1999), ‘Symbolic and Social Connections of the Oppression of Women and the Domination of Nature’ in Adams, C. J. (eds), Ecofeminism and the sacred, New York: Continuum. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Attfield, R. and Katharine Dell (eds.) (1996), Values, conflict and the environment, Aldershot: Ashgate, Chapters 7-8. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Dworkin, R. (1993), Life's Dominion: An Argument about Abortion and Euthanasia. London: Harper Collins, Chapter 3. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Naess, A. (2005), ‘A Defence of the Deep Ecology Movement’ in Linda Kalof and Terre Satterfield (eds), The Earthscan reader in environmental values, London: Earthscan. EBook available

Plumwood, V. (1994)  Feminism and the mastery of nature. London: Routledge

Szerszynski, B. (2005), Nature, Technology and the sacred, Oxford: Blackwell, Chapter 1. EBook available

White, L. (1967), ‘The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis’, Science, Vol. 155, No. 3767.

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Unit 7.3: Future Generations

Required Reading

Desjardin, J. R. (2006). Environmental ethics : an introduction to environmental philosophy, Chapter 4, Sections 4.1-4.4. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  Available as an Online Course Reading

Derek Parfit, ‘Energy Policy and the Further Future: The Identity Problem’, in Gardiner et. al. (eds.) Climate Ethics: Essential Readings, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 112-121.

Rob Lawlor, (2015) 'Questioning the Significance of the non-Identity Problem' in Journal of Medical Ethics.

Further Reading

Robin Attfield, The Ethics of the Global Environment (Edinburgh University Press), Chapter 6: The Ethics of Extinction.

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Unit 7.4: Justice and Fairness

Required Reading

Shue, H (1999). ‘Global Environment and International Inequality’, International Affairs 75 (3): 531-545.

Schlosberg, D (2005), ‘Environmental and Ecological Justice: Theory and Practice in the United States’, in Barry & Eckersley (eds.) The state and the global ecological crisis (MIT Press, Cambridge Mass). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  Available as an Online Course Reading

Further Reading

Environmental Justice through the Eye of Hurricane Katrina, Joint Centre for Political and Economic Studies, Health Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. Available online

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Unit 7.5: Other Considerations

Required Reading

Rob Lawlor and Helen Morley "Climate Change and Professional Responsibility: A Declaration of Helsinki for Engineers" Science and engineering ethics. ISSN: 1353-3452 2017

Further Reading

Robert Henson, The Rough Guide to Climate Change (Rough Guides, 2006), pp. 19–30. Available as an Online Course Reading

Shelly Kagan, The limits of morality, (Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 22-3.

John Taurek, ‘Should the Numbers Count? ’ Philosophy and Public Affairs, 6 (4), 1977.

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Unit 7.6: Tragedy of the Commons

Required Reading

Garrett Hardin, ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’, Science, 162/3859 (1968): 1243-1248.

Martin, Mike W, (2005) Chapter 8: Environmental Ethics. From Ethics in engineering, pp.219-241. Boston: McGraw-Hill. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 02/11/2017)  Available as an Online Course Reading NOTE: only pp. 221-3 are required. The rest of the chapter is optional.

Dale Jamieson, ‘Ethics, Public Policy and Global Warming’, Science, Technology, and Human Values, 17.2 (1992).

Further Reading

Stephen Gardiner, ‘The Real Tragedy of the Commons’, Philosophy and Public Affairs, vol. 30, no. 4 (Autumn 2001), pp. 387-416.

Dale Jamieson, ‘When Utilitarians Should be Virtue Theorists’, Utilitas, 19.2 (2007).

Rob Lawlor and Josie Freear, (2016) 'Combining Virtue and Regulation to Combat Climate Change', available online.  

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Unit 7.7: Blame, Duties and Reparation

Required Reading

Simon Caney, ‘Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility, and Global Climate Change’, in Stephen M. Gardiner et. al. (eds.), Climate ethics : essential readings, (Oxford University Press, 2010). eBook available online

Further Reading

James Garvey, The ethics of climate change : right and wrong in a warming world, Continuum, 2008, Chapter 3: ‘Responsibility’. eBook available online

Derek Bell, ‘Environmental Refugees: Whose Rights? Which Duties? ’, Res Publica, Volume 10, Number 2, 135-152. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Norman Myers, ‘Environmental Refugees’, Population & Environment, Vol. 19, No. 2, 167-182.

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Unit 7.8: Summary

Required Reading

Stephanie Malik, ‘Ethical questions surrounding the BP Oil Spill’, Practical Ethics 29th June 2010. Available online

Further Reading

Desjardins, ‘Corporate Environmental Responsibility’, Journal of Business Ethics Volume 17, Number 8, 825-838.

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Further General Readings

Stephen M. Gardiner et. al. (eds.), Climate ethics : essential readings, (Oxford University Press, 2010). eBook available online

Sandel, M. (2013). What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets, Ch. 3, especially pages 114-122. London: Penguin Books. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Peter Singer, One world : the ethics of globalization, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), Chapter 2: 'One Atmosphere', pp. 14-50. Available as an Online Course Reading

Tim Mulgan 'The Demanding Future', which is in The problem of moral demandingness : new philosophical essays - New Philosophical Essays edited by Timothy Chappell. (Palgrave, 2009). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

This list was last updated on 01/11/2017