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IDEA5270M
Module Reading List

Global Environmental Ethics, 2021/22, Semester D02
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

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  

Marion Hourdequin & David B. Wong. (2005). A Relational Approach to Environmental Ethics. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 32(1), 19–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2005.00172.x  

Further 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

Elizabeth Cripps. (2013). Chapter 4 of Climate Change and the Moral Agent: Individual Duties in an Interdependent World. Oxford: OUP Oxford. (This book is available as an online book, through the library.) 

Jon Jensen. 2001. "The Virtues of Hunting". Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (2):113-124. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 23/08/2021) 

Robert Lovering. 2006. "The Virtues of Hunting: A Reply to Jensen." Philosophy in the Contemporary World 13 (1):68-76. https://philarchive.org/archive/LOVTVO-2  

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

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

Val Plumwood, "Wilderness Dualism and Wilderness Skepticism," in The Great Wilderness DebateCallicott, J. Baird.; Nelson, Michael P. 1998. University of Georgia Press. (OCR) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Alan Holland "Is Nature Sacred?" in Ben Rogers (ed) (2004), Is Nothing Sacred?London: Routledge   

Further Reading

Also from: Ben Rogers (ed) (2004), Is Nothing Sacred? ISBN: 9780203711941 (e-book) London: Routledge - the introduction, and 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.  

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

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

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

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: Introduction to Climate change, climate ethics and responsibility

Required Reading

Naomi Oreskes. (2004). The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change. Science, 306(5702), 1686–1686. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1103618  

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

Garvey, J. (2011). Chapter 3: responsibility of The Ethics of Climate Change: Right and Wrong in a Warming World. London; New York: Continuum. (This book is available as an online book, through the library.) 

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

Gardiner, S. M. (2016). “In Defence of Climate Ethics”, section 4.4.4, pages 116-119, in Gardiner, S. M., & Weisbach, D. A. (2016). Debating Climate Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press. (This book is available as an online book, through the library.)

 

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Unit 7.4: Economics

Required Reading

Naomi Klein. (2015). Chapter 2 of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Penguin.    

Gardiner, S. M. (2016). “In Defence of Climate Ethics”, chapter 4, pages 87 to 99, in Gardiner, S. M., & Weisbach, D. A. (2016). Debating Climate Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press. (This book is available as an online book, through the library.)  

Further Reading

Weisbach, D. A. (2016). “We agree: the failure of climate ethics”, chapter 10, in Gardiner, S. M., & Weisbach, D. A. (2016). Debating Climate Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press. (This book is available as an online book, through the library.) 

Broome, J. (2014). Chapter 3 "Economics", in Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World (College Edition edition.). W. W. Norton & Company.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MH 04/11/2021) 

Ha-Joon Chang. (2011). 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism. London: Penguin.  

Ha-Joon Chang. (2014). Economics: The User’s Guide: A Pelican Introduction (Hard back.). Pelican.

Daly, H. E. (1997). Chapter 2 of “Beyond Growth: Economics of Sustainable Development” (New edition edition.). Boston, Mass: Beacon Press.   

Naomi Klein. (2015). Chapter 4 of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Penguin.

Storm, S. (2017). How the Invisible Hand is Supposed to Adjust the Natural Thermostat: A Guide for the Perplexed. Science and Engineering Ethics, 23(5), 1307–1331. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-016-9780-3

Sandel, M. (2013). What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets, Ch. 2, especially pages 84-91. London: Penguin Books. (unfortunately, we can't get this digitalised, as we can only get one chapter, and we already have chapter 3 digitalised for unit 2.)  

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

Jamieson, D. (2014). Chapter 4 “The Limits of Economics” in Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed _ and What It Means for Our Future. Oxford ; New York: OUP USA.

Broome, J. (2008). Why Economics Needs Ethical Theory. In K. Basu & R. Kanbur (Eds.), Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement and Volume Ii: Society, Institutions, and Development. Oxford University Press.

Hulme, M. (2011). Meet the humanities. Nature Climate Change, 1(4), 177–179. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1150

Lawlor, R. (2016). “The Absurdity of Economists’ Sacrifice-free Solutions to Climate Change.” Ethics, Policy & Environment, 19(3), 350–365. https://doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2016.1226239 (Note: this is a response to Broome, 2014, below.)

Broome, J. (2014). Chapter 3, economics, in Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World (College Edition edition.). W. W. Norton & Company. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Carrington, D. (2015, October 21). Perfect temperature for economic success – 13C. The Guardian

Nuccitelli, D. (2015, October 27). Global warming could be more devastating for the economy than we thought. The Guardian

Stern, N. (2016). Economics: Current climate models are grossly misleading. Nature News, 530(7591), 407.

Sumaila, U. R., Cheung, W. W. L., Lam, V. W. Y., Pauly, D., & Herrick, S. (2011).Climate change impacts on the biophysics and economics of world fisheries. Nature Climate Change, 1(9), 449–456.

Vidal, J. (2013a, April 13). Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies. The Guardian.

Vidal, J. (2013b, September 27). Climate change will hit poor countries hardest, study shows. The Guardian.

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Unit 7.5: Assessing and Communicating Risk and Imposing Risk

Required Reading

Sabine Roeser, “Risk Communication, Public Engagement, and Climate Change: A Role for Emotions”, Risk Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 6, 2012  

Catriona McKinnon – “Endangering humanity: an international crime?” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 47 (2-3): 395-415. 2017.  

Further Reading

Alix Dietzel, 2017, “The Paris Agreement – Protecting the Human Right to Health?” Global Policy.

Hansson, Sven Ove. Philosophical Problems In Cost–Benefit Analysis. Economics and Philosophy, 2007-07, Vol.23 (2), p.163-183

Wolff, J. (2010). Five Types of Risky Situation. Law, Innovation and Technology, 2(2), 151–163. https://doi.org/10.5235/175799610794046177

Udo Pesch & Sabine Roeser - 2016 - An Emotional Deliberation Approach to Risk. Science, Technology, and Human Values 41 (2):274-297.

Sabine Roeser - 2011 - Nuclear Energy, Risk, and Emotions. Philosophy and Technology 24 (2):197-201.

Sabine Roeser, Behnam Taebi & Neelke Doorn - 2020 - Geoengineering the Climate and Ethical Challenges: What We Can Learn From Moral Emotions and Art. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (5):641-658.

Behnam Taebi & Sabine Roeser (eds.) - 2015 - The Ethics of Nuclear Energy: Risk, Justice, and Democracy in the Post-Fukushima Era. Cambridge University Press.

Shrader-Frechette, K. (2012). What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, not Nuclear Power. New York: OUP USA.

Broome, J. (2011). The Most Important Thing About Climate Change. In J. Boston, A. Bradstock, & D. Eng (Eds.), Public Policy: Why ethics matters. Acton, A.C.T: ANU E Press.   

 

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Unit 7.6: Collective Action

Required Reading

Elizabeth Cripps. (2013). Chapter 2 of Climate Change and the Moral Agent: Individual Duties in an Interdependent World. Oxford: OUP Oxford. (Ebook available online through library.)  

Further Reading

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

Elizabeth Cripps. (2013). Chapter 3 of Climate Change and the Moral Agent: Individual Duties in an Interdependent World. Oxford: OUP Oxford. (Ebook available online through library.)

Stephanie Collins. (2013). Collectives’ Duties and Collectivisation Duties. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 91(2), 231–248. 

Stephanie Collins & Holly Lawford-Smith. (2015). Collectives’ and Individuals’ Obligations: A Parity Argument. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 46(1), 1–21.

Stephanie Collins & Holly Lawford-Smith. (2016). The Transfer of Duties: From Individuals to States and Back Again. In M. S. Brady & M. Fricker (Eds.), The Epistemic Life of Groups: Essays in the Epistemology of Collectives. New York, NY: OUP Oxford.   

Judith Lichtenberg, Chapter 6, Distant Strangers: Ethics, Psychology and Global Poverty, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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

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). 

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

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Unit 7.7: Professions and Professionals

Required Reading

Josep Basart and Montse Serra. (2013). Engineering Ethics Beyond Engineers’ Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics, 19(1), 179–187. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-011-9293-z  

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

Sabine Roeser, Emotional Engineers: Toward Morally Responsible Design. 2012 Science and Engineering Ethics 18 (1):103-115.

Lefsrud, L. M., & Meyer, R. E. (2012). Science or Science Fiction? Professionals’ Discursive Construction of Climate Change. Organization Studies, 33(11), 1477–1506. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840612463317

Lawlor, R. (2021). Teaching engineering ethics: a dissenting voice. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 26(1), 38–46. https://doi.org/10.1080/22054952.2021.1925404

Chance, S., Lawlor, R., Direito, I., & Mitchell, J. (2021). Above and beyond: ethics and responsibility in civil engineering. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 26(1), 93–116. https://doi.org/10.1080/22054952.2021.1942767

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Unit 7.8: Business

Required Reading

Joe Desjardins, 1998. ‘Corporate Environmental Responsibility’, Journal of Business Ethics Volume 17, Number 8, 825-838.  

Further Reading

Elizabeth Cripps (2016). On Climate Matters: Offsetting, Population, and Justice. Midwest Studies In Philosophy, 40(1), 114–128. https://doi.org/10.1111/misp.12050

Sandel, M. (2013). What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets, Ch. 2, especially pages 72-78. London: Penguin Books. (unfortunately, we can't get this digitalised, as we can only get one chapter, and we already have chapter 3 digitalised for unit 2.)     OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 01/12/2021) 

Buscher, B., & Fletcher, R. (n.d.). Why E O Wilson is wrong about how to save the Earth. Aeon. https://aeon.co/ideas/why-e-o-wilson-is-wrong-about-how-to-save-the-earth. Accessed 13 September 2021

Erik. M. Conway & Naomi Oreskes. (2012). Introduction, chapter 1 and chapter 6 of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Paperbacks. (ebook available through library). 

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

Mulvey, K., Shulman, S., Anderson, D., Cole, N., Piepenburg, J., & Sideris, J. (2015). The Climate Deception Dossiers: Internal Fossil Fuel Industry memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinformation. Union of Concerned Scientists. http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/07/The-Climate-Deception-Dossiers.pdf. Accessed 4 November 2017  

Naomi Klein. (2015). Chapter 3 of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Penguin.

 

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Additional Readings (General)

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

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

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

Tim Mulgan Future People: a moderate consequentialist account of our obligations to future generations, Oxford University Press, 2006. (The ebook of this is available in the libtary.)

David Boonin. “How to Solve the Non-identity Problem.” Public Affairs Quarterly 22 (2008): 127-157.

Arrhenius, Gustaf, Jesper Ryberg, and Torbjörn Tännsjö, "The Repugnant Conclusion", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy  (Spring 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2017/entries/repugnant-conclusion/>.

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

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.

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 

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

This list was last updated on 28/11/2021