Ecological Justice and the Extinction Crisis: Giving Living Beings their Due

Bristol, Vereinigtes Königreich: Bristol University Press (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This book defends an account of justice to nonhuman beings – i.e., to animals, plants etc. – also known as ecological or interspecies justice, and which lies in the intersection of environmental political theory and environmental ethics. More specifically, against the background of the current extinction crisis this book defends a global non-ranking biocentric theory of distributive ecological/interspecies justice to wild nonhuman beings, because the extinction crisis does not only need practical solutions, but also an account of how it is the outcome of large-scale injustice. This book not only provides a novel theoretical framework that supports such a claim, but it also develops the theoretical tools to find just compromises between the entitlements of intraspecies and intra-human global distributive justice to ecological space for the purpose of working towards a vision of just conservation. Content: 1. Introducing Ecological Justice 2. Political Non-Ranking Biocentrism 3. The Community of Justice 4. The Currency of Distributive Justice 5. The Principles of Distributive Justice 6. Ecological Justice and the Capabilities Approach 7. Biodiversity Loss: An Injustice? 8. Who Owns the Earth? 9. Visions of Just Conservation 10. Outlook for Implementation

Similar books and articles

Sharing the Earth: A Biocentric Account of Ecological Justice.Anna Https://Orcidorg Wienhues - 2017 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 30 (3):367-385.
Distributive Justice in Crisis.Eldar Sarajlic - 2011 - CEU Political Science Journal 6 (3):458-483.
Theorizing Justice: Critical Insights and Future Directions.Krushil Watene & Jay Drydyk (eds.) - 2016 - New York: Rowman & Littlefield International.
Ethical Arguments For and Against De-extinction.Douglas Ian Campbell & Patrick Michael Whittle - 2017 - In Douglas Ian Campbell & Patrick Michael Whittle (eds.), Resurrecting Extinct Species: Ethics and Authenticity. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 87-124.
The Politics of the Anthropocene.John S. Dryzek & Jonathan Pickering - 2018 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Universal justice and the ecological crisis.Albert A. Anderson - 1995 - Dialogue and Universalism 5 (1-4):27-38.
Ethics of justice and care in corporate crisis management.Sheldene Simola - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 46 (4):351 - 361.
Nature and history today: the ecological crisis.Luciano Espinosa Rubio - 2011 - Azafea: Revista de Filosofia 13:109-129.

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-03-31

Downloads
874 (#15,627)

6 months
200 (#11,976)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

References found in this work

Animal Liberation.Peter Singer (ed.) - 1977 - Avon Books.
Political Liberalism.J. Rawls - 1995 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 57 (3):596-598.
Anarchy, State, and Utopia.Robert Nozick - 1974 - Philosophy 52 (199):102-105.
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.David Hume - 1751 - New York,: Oxford University Press UK. Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp.
Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights.Sue Donaldson & Will Kymlicka - 2011 - New York: Oxford University Press. Edited by Will Kymlicka.

View all 85 references / Add more references