Chapter 34. Consumption

  1. Dale Jamieson
  1. Mark Sagoff

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751664.ch34

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

How to Cite

Sagoff, M. (2001) Consumption, in A Companion to Environmental Philosophy (ed D. Jamieson), Blackwell Publishers Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751664.ch34

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:

  • consumption;
  • energy;
  • cultural tradition;
  • convinience;
  • anthropologists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Two concepts of consumption

  • Historical background

  • Why do we consume so much?

  • How much do we need to consume?

  • Consumption and the environment

  • Are resources limited?

  • The difference between nature and the environment