The Ethics of Nature

  • Publish Date: 2004-01-16
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Celia Deane-Drummond
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This accessible and timely book uses a Christian perspective to explore ethical debates about nature.


  • A detailed exploration of humanitys treatment of the natural world from a Christian perspective.
  • Covers a range of ethical debates, including current controversies about the environment, animal rights, biotechnology, consciousness, and cloning.
  • Sets the immediate issues in the context of underlying theological and philosophical assumptions.
  • Complex scientific issues are explained in clear student-friendly language.
  • The author develops her own distinctive ethical approach centred on the practice of wisdom.
  • Discusses key figures in the field, including Peter Singer, Aldo Leopold, Tom Regan, Andrew Linzey, James Lovelock, Anne Primavesi, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Michael Northcott.
  • The author has held academic posts in both theology and plant science.


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