Environmental ethics

Reynolds, Martin (2009). Environmental ethics. In: Reynolds, Martin; Blackmore, Christine and Smith, Mark J. eds. The Environmental Responsibility Reader. London: Zed Books and The Open University, pp. 40–51.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199284238.003.0009

URL: http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/book.asp?bookdetail=4295


Reynolds highlights three dimensions of environmental ethics – normative, philosophical and political – in the context of a long-standing controversial development initiative for dam constructions in the Narmada river valley in India. In discussing these three dimensions, he promotes the importance of environmental ethics in fostering responsible development intervention. A version of this reading can be found in Environment, Development and Sustainability in the 21st Century: Perspectives and cases from around the world, edited by Gordon Wilson, Pam Furniss and Richard Kimbowa (2009), published by the Open University and Oxford University Press, for which the reading was originally commissioned.

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