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Ethics and the Human Enterprise in the Anthropocene Age

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In the first decades of the 21st century, those working to assure that earth continues to be a viable home for humanity as well as for all other life have been in a crisis regarding their purpose and direction. This is a departure from...

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In Our Place in the World, Purdy laments the resort to cost-benefit analysis (CBA) as the primary functional tool in policy and decisionmaking and encourages the creation of a new way of thinking about environmental ethics. The...

Comments on "Our Place in the World: A New Relationship for Environmental Ethics and Law"

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Professor Purdy’s interesting article, Our Place in the World: A New Relationship for Environmental Ethics and Law, provides a nice springboard to examine his
points in more depth in the context of climate change....

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Prof. Jed Purdy makes a valuable contribution bypointing out that environmental law shapes public values, with votes in Congress and decisions by courts merely chapters in a longer story. His is a valid, interesting and important point...

Our Place in the World: A New Relationship for Environmental Ethics and Law

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The values that orient a political community are the products of that community’s struggles and efforts at persuasion and discernment. The history of  environmental law and politics and a structured sense of the vocabulary of...