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  1. An Environmental Proposal for Ethics: The Principle of Integrity.Laura Westra - 1994 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    'This original discussion breaks new ground by thoroughly analyzing ethical and aesthetic values, centering on the concept of ecological integrity, that apply intrinsically to nature and that govern our rightful use of the environment. Those who have been waiting for an exciting account of the inherent structure and worth of ecological systems in relation to environmental policy will find it in this book.'-Mark Sagoff, Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland at College Park.
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    Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice.Laura Westra & Bill Lawson (eds.) - 2001 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South.
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  3. „Respect “,„Dignity “and „Integrity “: An Environmental Proposal for Ethics.Laura Westra - 1989 - Epistemologia 12 (11):91-123.
     
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    Whose “loyal agent”? Towards an ethic of accounting.Laura S. Westra - 1986 - Journal of Business Ethics 5 (2):119 - 128.
    In order to move towards an Ethic of Accounting, one must start by defining the function and role of the accountant. This in turn depends to a great extent on the identity of the client or whatever party the Accountant owes his loyal agency to. The issue is one of cardinal importance, and it is perceived as such by the accountants themselves. Loeb for instance says that the client-identity issue is overriding importance now, and will become even more crucial in (...)
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    Why Norton's approach is insufficient for environmental ethics.Laura Westra - 2009 - In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Nature in Common?: Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. pp. 279-297.
    There has been an ongoing debate about the best approach in environmental ethics. Bryan Norton believes that “weak anthropocentrism” will yield the best results for public policy, and that it is the most defensible position. In contrast, I have argued that an ecocentric, holistic position is required to deal with the urgent environmental problems that face us, and that position is complemented by the ecosystem approach and complex systems theory. I have called this approach “the ethics of integrity,” and in (...)
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  6. Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice.Laura Westra & Bill E. Lawson - 2003 - Environmental Values 12 (4):543-546.
    Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South.
     
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    Living in integrity: A global ethic to restore a fragmented earth.Laura Westra - 2000 - Environmental Ethics 22 (1):101-103.
    This innovative book takes a new look at environmental ethics and the need for ecological and biological integrity. Laura Westra explores the necessity for radical alteration not only of interpersonal ethics, but also of social institutions and public policy. In the process, Westra denies the validity of majority rule in environmentally ethical concerns. Issues discussed in the book include the link between ecological integrity and human health; an environmental evaluation of business and technology; biotechnology and transgenics in agriculture and aquaculture; (...)
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    The Greeks and the Environment.Laura Westra, Thomas M. Robinson, Madonna R. Adams, Donald N. Blakeley, C. W. DeMarco, Owen Goldin, Alan Holland, Timothy A. Mahoney, Mohan Matten, M. Oelschlaeger, Anthony Preus, J. M. Rist, T. M. Robinson, Richard Shearman & Daryl McGowan Tress (eds.) - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Environmental ethicists have frequently criticized ancient Greek philosophy as anti-environmental for a view of philosophy that is counterproductive to environmental ethics and a view of the world that puts nature at the disposal of people. This provocative collection of original essays reexamines the views of nature and ecology found in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and Plotinus. Recognizing that these thinkers were not confronted with the environmental degradation that threatens contemporary philosophers, the contributors to this book find that (...)
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    Ecology and animals: Is there a joint ethic of respect?Laura Westra - 1989 - Environmental Ethics 11 (3):215-230.
    Recent work in animal ethics has advanced principles that are too individualistic to be compatible with a holistic environmental ethic such as the land ethic proposed by Aldo Leopold. J. Baird Callicott, on the other hand, has attempted to reconcile the two ethics by suggesting that sympathy, natural among humanity, as he claims on Humean grounds, does not necessarily terminate at the species barrier. His argument shows minimally that it is not necessary that we abandon ecological ethics in order to (...)
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    Let it be: Heidegger and future generations.Laura Westra - 1985 - Environmental Ethics 7 (4):341-350.
    The concept offreedom in Heidegger’s sense of truth or unconcealedness of beings may be applied to future generations without thereby reducing the status of other elements within the environment to mere means, since Da-sein’s approach as one who is a caring and concernful, anxious and aware of its own death in an authentic manner, does not place man in any sense “above” other things. This care (Sorge), concern, favor can be captured in Heidegger’s remark that man is not the lord (...)
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    Living in Integrity: A Global Ethic to Restore a Fragmented Earth.Laura Westra - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This innovative book takes a new look at environmental ethics and the need for ecological and biological integrity. Laura Westra explores the necessity for radical alteration not only of interpersonal ethics, but also of social institutions and public policy. In the process, Westra denies the validity of majority rule in environmentally ethical concerns. Issues discussed in the book include the link between ecological integrity and human health; an environmental evaluation of business and technology; biotechnology and transgenics in agriculture and aquaculture; (...)
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    The Role of Integrity in the Governance of the Commons: Governance, Ecology, Law, Ethics.Franz-Theo Gottwald, Janice Gray & Laura Westra (eds.) - 2017 - Cham: Imprint: Springer.
    This book explores the impact of disintegrity on various aspects of governance, as the disregard of ecological conditions produce grave direct effects to human rights (to water or food) and, indirectly, also to human security in several ways. International legal regimes need to be reconsidered and perhaps re-interpreted, in order to correct these situations that affect the commons today. Some believe that our starting point should acknowledge the impact we already have on the natural world, and accept that we now (...)
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  13. Virtue ethics as foundational for a global ethic.Laura Westra - 2005 - In Philip Cafaro & Ronald Sandler (eds.), Environmental Virtue Ethics. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 79--91.
     
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  14. Environmental Racism and the First Nations of Canada: Terrorism at Oka.Laura Westra - 1999 - Journal of Social Philosophy 30 (1):103-124.
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    Biotechnology and Transgenics in Agriculture and Aquaculture: The Perspective from Ecosystem Integrity.Laura Westra - 1998 - Environmental Values 7 (1):79-96.
    New agricultural technologies are often justified morally in terms of their expected benefits, e.g., feeding the world's hungry. Such justifications stand or fall, not only on whether such benefits are indeed forthcoming, but on whether or not they are outweighed by attendant dangers. The practical details of easch case are, therefore, all-important. In this paper agriculture and aquaculture are examined from the perspective of ecosystem integrity, and with further reference to the uncertain effects of anthropogenic changes in the earth's atmosphere. (...)
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    Corporate Responsibility and Hazardous Products - Risky Business Elaine Draper New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.Laura S. Westra - 1994 - Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (1):97-110.
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    A “Transgenic Dinner”? Social and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology and Agriculture.Laura Westra - 2008 - Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (3):215-232.
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    From Aldo Leopold to the Wildlands Project.Laura Westra - 2001 - Environmental Ethics 23 (3):261-274.
    Aldo Leopold’s influence on environmental ethics cannot be overstated. I return to Leopold’s work in order to show the connection between the ethics of integrity and many of the points made by Leopold in his writings. I also show how the spirit of Leopold’s land ethic and his love and respect for wilderness is present and current in the Wildlands Project, and that it is a live part of public policy in North America, albeit a debated one.
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    On War and Innocence.Laura Westra - 1986 - Dialogue 25 (4):735-.
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    The Corporation and the Environment.Laura Westra - 1995 - Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (4):661-673.
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    Post-normal science, the precautionary principle and the ethics of integrity.Laura Westra - 1997 - Foundations of Science 2 (2):237-262.
    Present laws and regulations even in democratic countries are not sufficient to prevent the grave environmental threats we face. Further, even environmental ethics, when they remain anthropocentric cannot propose a better approach. I argue that, taking in considerations the precautionary principle, and adopting the perspective of post-normal science, the ethics of integrity suggest a better way to reduce ecological threats and promote the human good globally.
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    In Defense of Innocents.Laura Westra - 1989 - Journal of Social Philosophy 20 (3):59-63.
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    Terrorism, self-defense, and whistleblowing.Laura Westra - 1989 - Journal of Social Philosophy 20 (3):46-58.
    In a recent paper given at a Symposium on terrorism, Thomas Hill, Jr., discussed “Making Exceptions Without Abandoning the Principle: Or How a Kantian Might Think about Terrorism.” His argument, however, after acknowledging that “terrorists of course often claim to have morally worthy ends and also means that are morally justified in the context,” and further stating that “some such claims deserve a serious hearing,” goes on to deal with the related question of…what one may justifiably do in response to (...)
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    Just Ecological Integrity: The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life.Peter Miller & Laura Westra (eds.) - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Just Ecological Integrity presents a collection of revised and expanded essays originating from the international conference 'Connecting Environmental Ethics, Ecological Integrity, and Health in the New Millennium' held in San Jose, Costa Rica in June 2000. It is a cooperative venture of the Global Ecological Integrity Project and the Earth Charter Initiative.
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    A New Environmental EthicAn Environmental Proposal for Ethics: The Principle of Integrity.Joel E. Reichart & Laura Westra - 1995 - Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (4):795.
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    Overview: Ethical Studies about Technology.Kristin Shrader-Frechette & Laura Westra - 1997 - In Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette & Laura Westra (eds.), Technology and Values. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 10.
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    and Agriculture.Laura Westra - 1997 - In Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette & Laura Westra (eds.), Technology and Values. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 433.
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    Animal Ethics, Biocentric Environmental Ethics and Feminism.Laura Westra - 1988 - Between the Species 4 (3):9.
  29. Abraham Edel, Elizabeth Flower and Finbarr W. O'Connor, Critique of Applied Ethics: Reflections and Recommendations Reviewed by.Laura Westra - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (4):236-238.
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    Child Law: Children's Rights and Collective Obligations.Laura Westra - 2014 - Cham: Imprint: Springer.
    Child Law starts with the question "Who is the Child?" In direct contrast to the CRC, which calls for putting the interests of the child first in all policies dealing with children, it appears that the interests of others are the major consideration de facto. In law, children's right to protection is severely limited by the presence of a maximum age limit, with no consideration of the starting point: current and ongoing scientific research has demonstrated the effects of this non-consideration (...)
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    Death Can Be Beautiful Kenneth A. Bryson Antigonish, NS: Eastwind Publications, 1981. Pp. 73.Laura Westra - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (1):161-163.
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    Freedom, Existence and Existentialism.Laura Westra - 1988 - Maritain Studies/Etudes Maritainiennes 4:243-253.
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    Integrating the Social Contract and the Ecological Approach.Laura Westra - 2000 - The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2:45-52.
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    Ecocentering Strategic Management.Laura Westra - 2000 - The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2:23-43.
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    Peter Miller, Forestry and the Ethics of Integrity.Laura Westra - 2000 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 19 (1):91-95.
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    Response: Dr. Frankenstein and Today's Professional Biotechnologist: A Failed Analogy?Laura Westra - 1992 - Between the Species 8 (4):8.
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    Sergio bartolommei: Etica E amiente.Laura Westra - 1991 - Environmental Ethics 13 (4):367-369.
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    The Disvalue of 'Contingent Valuation' and the Problem of the 'Expectation Gap'.Laura Westra - 2000 - Environmental Values 9 (2):153-171.
    ‘Contingent Valuation ’ is a method often used to make decisions about environmental issues. It is used to elicit citizens’ preferences at the location of a specific facility, new road and the like. I argue that even if we could elicit a truly informed and ‘free’ choice, the method would remain flawed, as 1) all ‘local’ activity also has far-reaching environmental consequences; 2) majority decisions may support chices that adversely affect minorities; 3) even with full information, consenting to harms like (...)
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  39. The Problem of Sustainability: Traditional African or Islamic Land Ethics or Western Technological.Laura Westra - 1994 - In W. Michael Hoffman (ed.), Emerging global business ethics. Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books. pp. 242.
     
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    The Religious Dimension of Individual Immortality in the Thinking of William James.Laura Westra - 1986 - Faith and Philosophy 3 (3):285-297.
    William James states “Immortality is one of the great spiritual needs of man,” yet the arguments presented in his LECTURE ON IMMORTALITY, while interesting and ingenious, are somewhat less than conclusive in proving that human beings can survive bodily death. Therefore I attempt to clarity the notion of “individual survivor” through an analysis and discussion of various approaches to the problem, before returning to a further examination of James’ thought in the “Final Impressions of a Psychical Researcher,” the THEORY OF (...)
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    The Soul’s Noetic Ascent to the One in Plotinus and to God in Aquinas.Laura Westra - 1984 - New Scholasticism 58 (1):99-126.
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    Upstream/Downstream.Laura Westra - 1994 - Teaching Philosophy 17 (1):72-75.
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    Why Norton’s Approach is Insufficient for Environmental Ethics.Laura Westra - 1997 - Environmental Ethics 19 (3):279-297.
    There has been an ongoing debate about the best approach in environmental ethics. Bryan Norton believes that “weak anthropocentrism” will yield the best results for public policy, and that it is the most defensible position. In contrast, I have argued that an ecocentric, holistic position is required to deal with the urgent environmental problems that face us, and that position is complemented by the ecosystem approach and complex systems theory. I have called this approach “the ethics of integrity,” and in (...)
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    Book Review: Revolution for Nature. [REVIEW]Laura Westra - 1994 - Environmental Values 3 (2):184-185.
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    Diritto per la Natura. [REVIEW]Laura Westra - 1999 - Environmental Ethics 21 (1):101-103.
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    Upstream/Downstream. [REVIEW]Laura Westra - 1992 - Teaching Philosophy 15 (4):401-405.
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    Upstream/Downstream. [REVIEW]Laura Westra - 1994 - Teaching Philosophy 17 (1):72-75.
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    Upstream/Downstream. [REVIEW]Laura Westra - 1992 - Teaching Philosophy 15 (4):401-405.