Philosophy, Political

Philosophy in action: Environmental Ethics

Today Andrew Light spoke on campus about environmental ethics, specifically what philosophy has to do with efforts at restoring natural habitats. His emphasis, which I think is a common thread to action-oriented philosophy, is to make the concerns of a particular community his own.  Light’s community of choice are the people working to restore areas damaged by strip mining, for example, such as a a project he worked on to detoxify the runoff from an AMD strip mine in Pennsylvania several years ago. His work is worth checking out:

bio-blurb: http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/andrew_light.cfm

new book: http://www.amazon.com/Environmental-Values/dp/B000SIWR0K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233384477&sr=8-2

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One thought on “Philosophy in action: Environmental Ethics

  1. Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links
    or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa?
    My blog addresses a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you are interested feel free to send me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Excellent blog by the way!

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