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  1. Environmental Pragmatism.Eric Katz & Andrew Light (eds.) - 1996 - Routledge.
    Environmental pragmatism is a new strategy in environmental thought. It argues that theoretical debates are hindering the ability of the environmental movement to forge agreement on basic policy imperatives. This new direction in environmental thought moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the merits of moral pluralism. Environmental pragmatism, as a coherent philosophical position, connects the methodology of classical American pragmatic thought to the explanation, solution and discussion of real issues. This concise, well-focused collection is the first comprehensive presentation (...)
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    Environmental Pragmatism.Andrew Light & Eric Katz - 1996 - Ethics and the Environment 2 (2):199-202.
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    The Aesthetics of Everyday Life.Andrew Light & Jonathan Smith (eds.) - 2005 - Columbia University Press.
    The aesthetics of everyday life, originally developed by Henri Lefebvre and other modernist theorists, is an extension of traditional aesthetics, usually confined to works of art. It is not limited to the study of humble objects but is rather concerned with all of the undeniably aesthetic experiences that arise when one contemplates objects or performs acts that are outside the traditional realm of aesthetics. It is concerned with the nature of the relationship between subject and object. One significant aspect of (...)
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  4. Contemporary Environmental Ethics From Metaethics to Public Philosophy.Andrew Light - 2002 - Metaphilosophy 33 (4):426-449.
    In the past thirty years environmental ethics has emerged as one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of applied philosophy. Several journals and hundreds of books testify to its growing importance inside and outside philosophical circles. But with all of this scholarly output, it is arguably the case that environmental ethics is not living up to its promise of providing a philosophical contribution to the resolution of environmental problems. This article surveys the current state of the field and offers (...)
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    Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture.Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.) - 2007 - Springer.
    This volume provides the reader with an integrated overview of state-of-the-art research in philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture.
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    Animal Pragmatism: Rethinking Human-Nonhuman Relationships.Erin McKenna & Andrew Light (eds.) - 2004 - Indiana University Press.
    What does American pragmatism contribute to contemporary debates about human-animal relationships? Does it acknowledge our connections to all living things? Does it bring us closer to an ethical treatment of all animals?
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    Environmental Ethics: An Anthology.Andrew Light & Holmes Rolston (eds.) - 2002 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _ _ _Environmental Ethics: An Anthology_ brings together both classic and cutting-edge essays which have formed contemporary environmental ethics, ranging from the welfare of animals versus ecosystems to theories of the intrinsic value of nature.
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  8. Introduction: Ethics and Environmental Ethics.Andrew Light & Holmes Rolston Iii - forthcoming - Environmental Ethics: An Anthology.
     
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  9. The Case for a Practical Pluralism.Andrew Light - 2003 - Environmental Ethics: An Anthology 19.
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  10. Climate Ethics for Climate Action.Andrew Light - forthcoming - Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters.
     
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    Urban Ecological Citizenship.Andrew Light - 2003 - Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (1):44–63.
    There are many ways to describe cities. As a physical environment, more so than many other environments, they are at least an extension of our present intentions. But cities are not confined to the moment. Built spaces are also in conversation with the past and oriented toward the future as physical manifestations of our values and priorities. But even with all of the ways we have to describe cities we do not normally think of them as in any way akin (...)
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  12. Compatibilism in Political Ecology.Andrew Light - 1996 - In Andrew Light & Eric Katz (eds.), Environmental Pragmatism. Routledge. pp. 161--184.
     
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    Sourcing Stability in a Time of Climate Change.Kenneth Shockley & Andrew Light - 2014 - Environmental Values 23 (2):199-217.
    Anthropogenic climate change poses a direct and imminent threat to the stability of modern society. Recent reports of the probable consequences of climate change paint a grim picture; they describe a world environmentally much less stable than the world to which we have become accustomed. As we begin to adapt to our changing climate, we will need to identify new sources for the stability necessary for a flourishing society. I suggest that this stability should come from the ideals of the (...)
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  14. Technology and the Good Life?Eric Higgs, Andrew Light & David Strong (eds.) - 2000 - University of Chicago Press.
    Can we use technology in the pursuit of a good life, or are we doomed to having our lives organized and our priorities set by the demands of machines and systems? How can philosophy help us to make technology a servant rather than a master? Technology and the Good Life? uses a careful collective analysis of Albert Borgmann's controversial and influential ideas as a jumping-off point from which to address questions such as these about the role and significance of technology (...)
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    The Politics of Ecological Restoration.Andrew Light & Eric S. Higgs - 1996 - Environmental Ethics 18 (3):227-247.
    Discussion of ecological restoration in environmental ethics has tended to center on issues about the nature and character of the values that may or may not be produced by restored landscapes. In this paper we shift the philosophical discussion to another set of issues: the social and political context in which restorations are performed. We offer first an evaluation of the political issues in the practice of restoration in general and second an assessment of the political context into which restoration (...)
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  16. Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice.Andrew Light & Avner De-Shalit - 2003 - MIT Press.
    Essays showing how environmental philosophy can have an impact on the world by integrating abstract reasoning with actual environmental practice.
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  17. Finding a Future for Environmental Ethics.Andrew Light - 2012 - Les Ateliers de L’Ethique 7 (3):71-80.
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    Beneath the Surface: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Deep Ecology.Eric Katz, Andrew Light & David Rothenberg - 2000 - Mit Press.
    The philosophy of deep ecology originated in the 1970s with the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess and has since spread around the world. Its basic premises are a belief in the intrinsic value of nonhuman nature, a belief that ecological principles should dictate human actions and moral evaluations, an emphasis on noninterference into natural processes, and a critique of materialism and technological progress.This book approaches deep ecology as a philosophy, not as a political, social, or environmental movement. In part I, the (...)
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  19. Technology and the Good Life?Eric Higgs, Andrew Light & David Strong - 2001 - Utopian Studies 12 (2):315-316.
  20. Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice.Andrew Light & Avner de-Shalit - 2005 - Environmental Values 14 (2):271-274.
     
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  21. Nature, Aesthetic Values, and Urban Design: Building the Natural City.Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore & Glenn Parsons - 2008 - In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.
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    Callicott and Naess on Pluralism.Andrew Light - 1996 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 39 (2):273 – 294.
    J. Baird Callicott has thrown down the gauntlet once again in the monism?pluralism debate in environmental ethics. In a recent article he argues that his ?communitarianism? (combined with a limited intertheoretic pluralism) is sufficient to get the advantages of pluralism advocated by his critics, while at the same time retaining the framework of moral monism. Callicott's attempt to set the record straight on the monism?pluralism debate has once again derailed us from answering the most important question in this discussion: how (...)
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  23. Does a Public Environmental Philosophy Need Convergence Hypothesis?Andrew Light - 2009 - In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Nature in Common?: Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy. Temple University Press.
     
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    39 Methodological Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Environmental Ethics.Andrew Light - forthcoming - Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions.
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  25. Ecological Citizenship: The Democratic Promise of Restoration.Andrew Light - unknown
    The writings of William H. Whyte do not loom large in the literature of my field: environmental ethics, the branch of ethics devoted to consideration of whether and how there are moral reasons for protecting non-human animals and the larger natural environment. Environmental ethics is a very new field of inquiry, only found in academic philosophy departments since the early 1970s. While there is no accepted reading list of indispensable literature in environmental ethics, certainly any attempt to create such a (...)
     
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    Environmental Ethics: An Anthology.Andrew Light & I. I. I. Holmes Rolston (eds.) - 2002 - Wiley.
    Environmental Ethics: An Anthology brings together both classic and cutting-edge essays which have formed contemporary environmental ethics, ranging from the welfare of animals versus ecosystems to theories of the intrinsic value of nature.
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  27. Space, Place, and Environmental Ethics.Andrew Light & Jonathan M. Smith (eds.) - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    The inaugural collection in an exciting new exchange between philosophers and geographers, this volume provides interdisciplinary approaches to the environment as space, place, and idea. Never before have philosophers and geographers approached each other's subjects in such a strong spirit of mutual understanding. The result is a concrete exploration of the human-nature relationship that embraces strong normative approaches to environmental problems. While grounded in philosophy and geography, the essays also will interest readers in political theory, environmental studies, public policy, and (...)
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  28. Democracy and the Claims of Nature: Critical Perspectives for a New Century.Wilson Carey McWilliams, Bob Pepperman Taylor, Bryan G. Norton, Robyn Eckersley, Joe Bowersox, J. Baird Callicott, Catriona Sandilands, John Barry, Andrew Light, Peter S. Wenz, Luis A. Vivanco, Tim Hayward, John O'Neill, Robert Paehlke, Timothy W. Luke, Robert Gottlieb & Charles T. Rubin (eds.) - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In Democracy and the Claims of Nature, the leading thinkers in the fields of environmental, political, and social theory come together to discuss the tensions and sympathies of democratic ideals and environmental values. The prominent contributors reflect upon where we stand in our understanding of the relationship between democracy and the claims of nature. Democracy and the Claims of Nature bridges the gap between the often competing ideals of the two fields, leading to a greater understanding of each for the (...)
     
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    Introduction: Urban Environmental Ethics.Andrew Light & Christopher Heath Wellman - 2003 - Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (1):1–5.
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  30. “Faking Nature” Revisited.Andrew Light - unknown
    Robert Elliot's 1982 “Faking Nature,” represents one of the strongest philosophical rejections of the ground of restoration ecology ever offered.1 Here, and in a succession of papers defending the original essay, Elliot argued that ecological restoration, the practice of restoring damaged ecosystems, was akin to art forgery. Just as a copied art work could not reproduce the value of the original, restored nature could not reproduce the value of original nature, conceived as a form of nonanthropocentric and intrinsic, as opposed (...)
     
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    Introduction: Urban Environmental Ethics.Andrew Light - 1997 - Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (1):1-5.
  32. Introduction: Environmental Pragmatism and Environmental Ethics as Contested Terrain.Andrew Light & Eric Katz - 1996 - In Andrew Light & Eric Katz (eds.), Environmental Pragmatism. Routledge. pp. 1--18.
     
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    Climate Change, Adaptation, and Climate-Ready Development Assistance.Andrew Light & Gwynne Taraska - 2014 - Environmental Values 23 (2):129-147.
    Traditional justifications for state-to-state development assistance include charity, basic rights and self-interest. Except in unusual cases such as war-reparations agreements, development assistance has typically been justified for reasons such as the above, without reference to any history of injury that holds between the states. We argue that climate change entails relationships of harm that can be cited to supplement and strengthen the traditional claims for development assistance. Finally, to demonstrate the utility of this analysis, we offer a brief application of (...)
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  34. Environmental Pragmatism as Philosophy or Metaphilosophy? On the Weston-Katz Debate.Andrew Light - 1996 - In Andrew Light & Eric Katz (eds.), Environmental Pragmatism. Routledge. pp. 325--338.
     
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  35. Moral Progress Amid Technological Change.Andrew Light - 2001 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 (3):195-200.
  36. Restorative Relationships.Andrew Light - unknown
    It is an old wag among environmentalists that humans have become disconnected from nature. The culprits for this conundrum are various. If it is not our addiction to technological enticements then it is our life in big cities which alienate us from our “earthen elements.” The presumed result of this disconnection is that we do not respect the land anymore and turn a blind eye to the environmental consequences of our collective acts of consumption and pollution. Various bits of evidence (...)
     
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    An Ethical Agenda for the Post-Durban Climate Change Negotiations.Andrew Light - 2012 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 15 (3):269 - 271.
    (2012). An Ethical Agenda for the Post-Durban Climate Change Negotiations. Ethics, Policy & Environment: Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 269-271. doi: 10.1080/21550085.2012.753687.
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    Chapter 21: Philosophy of Technology and Environmental Ethics.Andrew Light - 2006 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 10 (2):202-209.
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    The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics.Benjamin Hale & Andrew Light (eds.) - 2016 - Routledge.
    _The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics_ is comprised of sixty original essays, which focus on how ethical questions intersect with real and pressing policy issues. Rather than overviewing abstract conceptual categories, the authors focus on specific controversies involving the environment. Clearly written contributions on Fossil Fuels, Urban Sustainability, Novel Ecosystems, and many other subjects make accessible these issues‘ empirical and political dimensions as well as their theoretical underpinnings. Written to be accessible for undergraduates and general readers, but comprehensive enough to (...)
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  40. Beyond Inevitability: Emphasizing the Role of Intention and Ethical Responsibility in Engineering Design.Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore, Kathryn A. Neeley & Heinz C. Luegenbiehl - 2008 - In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.
     
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  41. Cities, Aesthetics, and Human Community: Some Thoughts on the Limits of Design.Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore & J. Craig Hanks - 2008 - In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.
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  42. Diverse Designing: Sorting Out Function and Intention in Artifacts.Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore & Ted Cavanagh - 2008 - In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.
     
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  43. Design: Structure, Process, and Function: A Systems Methodology Perspective.Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore & Kristo Miettinen - 2008 - In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.
     
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  44. Expert Culture, Representation, and Public Choice: Architectural Renderings as the Editing of Reality.Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore & Rebecca Webber - 2008 - In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.
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  45. Clarifying the Public/Private Distinction.Andrew Light - 1998 - Environmental Ethics 20 (2):223-224.
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  46. Democratic Technology, Population, and Environmental Change.Andrew Light - unknown
    T. C. Boyle’s A Friend of the Earth (2001), tells the story of Tyrone Tierwater, a one time monkeywrencher and environmental avenger for “E. F.!” (Earth Forever!) who we first meet in 2025 in his mid-seventies. Tierwater is now working for a character based on Michael Jackson, who in his semi-retirement has employed the elder eco-warrior to help save some of the last remnants of a few dying species – warthogs, peccaries, hyenas, jackals, lions and what is likely the last (...)
     
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  47. Ecological Restoration : From Functional Descriptions to Normative Prescriptions.Andrew Light - 2009 - In Ulrich Krohs & Peter Kroes (eds.), Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives. MIT Press.
     
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  48. Nature, Class, and the Built World: Philosophical Essays Between Political Ecology and Critical Technology.Andrew Light - 1996 - Dissertation, University of California, Riverside
    The collection of papers that comprise this thesis explore three sets of questions important to environmental philosophy, broadly construed. All three topics are explored through the theoretical device of environmental pragmatism, the argument that philosophical disagreements on environmental questions can sometimes be set aside in order to achieve compatible strategies to work toward improving environmental conditions. As part of this strategy, pragmatists also call for the abandonment of the existing prejudices of environmental philosophy, in particular nonanthropocentrism and commitments to moral (...)
     
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  49. Objectivity and the Film of Presumptive Assertion.Andrew Light - 2006 - Film and Philosophy 10:151.
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  50. Philosophy and Geography Ii the Production of Public Space.Andrew Light & Jonathan M. Smith (eds.) - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Philosophers and geographers have converged on the topic of public space, fascinated and in many ways alarmed by fundamental changes in the way post-industrial societies produce space for public use, and in the way citizens of these same societies perceive and constitute themselves as a public. This volume advances this inquiry, making extensive use of political and social theory, while drawing intimate connections between political principles, social processes, and the commonplaces of our everyday environments.
     
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