“Ethics in the Anthropocene: A research agenda”

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Jeremy J. Schmidt, Peter G. Brown and Christopher J. Orr. 2016. The Anthropocene Review, Vol. 3(3) pp. 188–200.
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The quantitative evidence of human impacts on the Earth System has produced new calls for planetary stewardship. At the same time, numerous scholars reject modern social sciences by claiming that Continue reading

“Justice and the Environment in Nussbaum’s ‘Capabilities Approach’: Why Sustainable Ecological Capacity Is a Meta-Capability”

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Breena Holland. 2008. Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 319-332.
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What principles should guide how society distributes environmental benefits and burdens? Like many liberal theories of justice, Martha Nussbaum’s “capabilities approach” does not adequately address this question. The author argues that the capabilities approach should be extended to Continue reading

“Principles of Tsawalk: An Indigenous Approach to Global Crisis”

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Umeek E. Richard Atleo. 2011. Principles of Tsawalk: An Indigenous Approach to Global Crisis. University of British Columbia Press.
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In Nuu-chah-nulth, the word tsawalk means “one.” It expresses the view that all living things — humans, plants, and animals — form part of an integrated whole brought into harmony through constant Continue reading

“Of property”

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John Locke. 1689. Chapter 5, Second Treatise of Civil Government.
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Locke assumes that, as a matter of God’s grant of Creation to it, humanity as a species has a general right to everything on the Earth—Locke interprets this grant as intended to provide for humanity’s survival. However, Continue reading

“On the Poverty of Our Nomenclature”

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Eileen Crist. 2013. Environmental Humanities, Vol. 3, pp. 129-147.
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This paper examines the recent proposal to christen our geological epoch “the Anthropocene.” The reasoning offered for this new name is that humanity’s enormous mark on the geological strata would be Continue reading

“A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality”

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 1993. Trans. Roger D. Masters. In Collected Writings of Rousseau (Volume 3) . Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.
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In this work Rousseau offers a conjectural history of humanity. It begins in the primeval “state of nature,” in which individuals lead Continue reading

“Postcolonial Studies and the Challenge of Climate Change”

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Dipesh Chakrabarty. 2012. New Literary History, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 1-18.
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This article begins by describing how the figure of the human has been thought in anticolonial and postcolonial writing—as that of the Continue reading

“Why ‘Nature’ Has No Place in Environmental Philosophy”

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 Steven Vogel. 2011. In The Ideal of Nature: Debates About Biotechnology and the Environment, ed. Gregory E. Kaebnick, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Vogel holds it is essential to develop a “postnaturalist” environmental philosophy—an environmental philosophy after Continue reading