Chapter 14. The Land Ethic

  1. Dale Jamieson
  1. J. Baird Callicott

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751664.ch14

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

How to Cite

Callicott, J. B. (2001) The Land Ethic, in A Companion to Environmental Philosophy (ed D. Jamieson), Blackwell Publishers Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751664.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557869104

Online ISBN: 9780470751664

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Keywords:

  • land ethics;
  • conservationists;
  • species;
  • society;
  • philosophy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Darwinian roots of the land ethic

  • The evolutionary origin of ethics

  • The development of ethics correlative to the development of society

  • The land ethic as the next step in the Darwinian society-ethics pas de deux

  • The holism of the land ethic and its antecedents

  • The holism of the land ethic and the problem of eco-fascism

  • Prioritizing the duties generated by membership in multiple communities

  • The priority (second-order) principles applied to the old-growth forest quandary

  • The land ethic in the time of a shifting science of ecology