Creation, Environment and Ethics
Editor: Rebekah Humphreys and Sophie Vlacos
Date Of Publication: Nov 2010
Creation, Environment and Ethics aims to contribute to a critical understanding of ethics, evolution and creation, and to provide a pluralistic response to some of the most pressing issues facing the global environment today. Following the example of Professor Robin Attfield, this volume aims to reflect the diverse responses with which theological, ethical and evolutionary discourses have contributed to the broad scope of environmental philosophy and also to ongoing debates about creation and evolution. Critiques of the work of Attfield are provided by prominent philosophers, and Attfield provides a clear and thorough response to each of these critiques in turn.
The broad ranging nature of this book will appeal to environmentalists, ethicists, theologians and students alike. Some of the contributions also offer more pragmatic approaches to environmental issues such as climate change, development and sustainability, which will be of interest to a general as well as to an academic readership.
Rebekah Humphreys worked as a Tutor in Philosophy for a number of years. She completed a Master of Arts degree in Ethics and Social Philosophy at Cardiff University in Wales before completing a PhD in Philosophy, specialising in animal ethics, at the same university. Her research interests include environmental ethics and the ethics of the use of animals in modern-day practices.
Sophie Vlacos recently completed a doctoral dissertation on the hermeneutic philosopher Paul Ricoeur and his relationship to literary theory. Her interests include questions of fictional reference, Modernist poetry, and the natural world.
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