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Visual ethics: Interpreting Hogarth's 'The Stages of Cruelty'

Smith, Mark J. (1999). Visual ethics: Interpreting Hogarth's 'The Stages of Cruelty'. In: Smith, Mark J. ed. Thinking Through the Environment: A Reader. London: Routledge, pp. 132–136.

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About the book: Brings together material from ecological thought, environmental policy, environmental philosophy, social and political thought, historical sociology and cultural studies. The extracts tell the story of the way the natural environment has been understood in the modern world and how this has recently been questioned as contemporary societies are seen as characterised by uncertainty and complexity.
The literature guides the reader through the conventiaonal grounds for thinking about rights and obligations in relation to future generations, non-human animals and the biotic commununities, bringing each into question. This then leads into a critical examination of social and political theories and their capacity for drawing on ecological thought. Each of the seven sections of readings is introduced by the editor who locates the set of readings within the specific themes and issues at the heart of each section. This broad-reaching and thought-provoking set of readings stresses the diversity of response to environmental problems both within and between anthropocentric and ecocentric approaches and will encourage the reader to examine how they are manifested in the areas of environmental ethics, policy analysis and social and political theory.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 1999 Routledge
ISBN: 0-415-21172-7, 978-0-415-21172-7
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 21536
Depositing User: Mark J. Smith
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2010 10:56
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:33
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