Environmental Ethics
Philosophy 155, Fall 2008

Notes on Readings
For Class
Meadows and Randers, "Beyond the Limits"
Video: Who is World's Biggest Polluter?
Julian Simon, "Natural Resources are Infinite"
Schedule of Reading Assignments
Donella Meadows on web
2006 Article on State of Environment
Ron Arnold, "Wise Use: What do we Believe?"
Ron Arnold "On Wise Use"
How Big is Your Ecological Footprint?
Definition of Ecological Footprint
Dale Jamieson, "Adaptation, Mitigation, and Justice" (draft)
William Broad, “From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the Hype”
About Gore's Film "Inconvenient Truth "

Geoengineering as a Response to Global Warming?

Global warming argument on you-tube

College of Charleston has pledged to become climate neutral

William Baxter, "The Case for Optimal Pollution"
Moral Standing and Anthropocentrism
Colleges behind on inventory of greenhouse gases
Peter Wenz, "Just Garbage"
The Witness
Peter Singer, "All Animals Are Equal"

Hundreds of fish species endangered
1/4 Mammals at Risk of Extinction

Oral Presentations on Animals
Marc Bekoff, "Zoos are Jails for Animals"

Pew Commission report
Putting Meat on The Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America

Animal Welfare's Unexpected Allies

Video of Downer Cow at Westland/Hallmark Meat Company

California ballot measure on Rights for Farm Animals

Martha Nussbaum, "Facing Animal Complexity"
Martha Nussbaum, "Facing Animal Complexity"

Colin Allen on "Animal Consciousness" from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Movies of Asian Elephant with Mirror

Michael Pollan, "An Animal's Place"
Overview of above

Ted Kerasote, "Hunting kills fewer animals than eating vegetables"
Environment related exhibit at Halsey Gallery
Carl Cohen, "The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research"

Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce on "Wild Justice"

Jessica Pierce, "On the Expression of Empathy in Animals"

Mark Sagoff, Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics: Bad Marriage, Quick Divorce
Urban Deer Culled in Montana Capital
Paul Taylor, "Respect for Nature"
Rollin-Rolston video debate between sentiocentrist and a biocentrist and holist (click on "windows media")
Paul Taylor, "Priority Principles"
League of Conservation Scorecard: Congressional Voting Records



Presentations on Ecocentric Holism vs. Individualism
Sand Diego Zoo on California Condors
Aldo Leopold, "The Land Ethic"
Fake Lawn
Presentations on the Meaning and Value of the Natural
Pierce and VanDeVeer, "Do What is Natural You Say?"

Micro-chips in saguaro cacti


Paul Moriarity, "Nature Naturalized: A Darwinian Defense of the Nature/Culture Distinction"
Seven Ways Not To Think About The Natural
Hettinger and Throop on the Value of Wildness (Naturalness)
Presentations on Wilderness
William Cronon, "The Trouble with Wilderness"
Presentations on Owning Nature, Property Rights, and Takings
Ned Hettinger, "Who Owns Nature" (notes)
Ned Hettinger, "Who Owns Nature?"
Oral Presentations on Environmental Action
Ed Martston, "Ecotage isn't a Solution; It's Part of the Problem"

Hettinger paper on Environmental Disobedience
Hettinger Summary of Environmental Disobedience paper

Holmes Rolston, "Does the Aesthetic Appreciation of Landscape Need to be Science-Based?"

Pollan Letter to Obama on Food
Obama on Pollan

Philosophy Workshop on Human Goodness, December 5th, 3.15, Education 120
Audio (NPR): Americans Spending Less Time in Nature
John Stuart Mill essay "On Nature"
Rolston-Rollins video debate on environmental ethics
Raikka, "Coercive Polulation Policies"
Marc Bekoff, "Zoos are Jails"
Sand Diego Zoo on California Condors
Sandra Hinchman, “Endangered Species, Endangered Culture"
Ned Hettinger, “Who Owns Nature? Property Rights, Biodiversity, and the Land Ethic”