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  1. Required tutorial readings are marked as 'Essential'. Amongst the readings marked 'Further', I have added a note ('Suggested preparatory reading for lecture') to those articles/chapters which are best for if you would like to orient yourself in the debate before the lecture. For lectures 2 and 4, some of these readings are non-philosophical news articles or reports that provide some technical or political context to the debate. 

     

    At the end of the week-by-week lecture topics is a list of general environmental philosophy texts and journals.

  2. Week 1 - Individual Responsibility and Global Environmental Problems 8 items
    1. Perspectives on climate change: science, economics, politics, ethics - Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Richard B. Howarth 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Read pp. 285–387, Sinnott-Armstrong, W. 2005. ‘It’s Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations’

    2. Reasons and persons - Derek Parfit, Oxford University Press 1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Read pp. 67–86 (‘Five Mistakes in Moral mathematics’)

    3. It Makes no Difference Whether or Not I Do It - Jonathan Glover and M. J. Scott-Taggart 1975

      Article Further

  3. Week 2 - Intrinsic Value 7 items
    1. THE VARIETIES OF INTRINSIC VALUE - John O'Neill 1992

      Article Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture

  4. Week 3 - Markets and Environmental Valuation 10 items
    1. Markets and the Environment: The Solution Is the Problem - John O'Neill 2001

      Article Essential Required tutorial reading

    2. Demystifying Economic Valuation, Valuing Nature Paper VNP04 - Ece Ozdemiroglu, Rosie Hailes

      Document Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture - non-philosophical

    3. Failing to put a value on nature condemns it | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

      Webpage Recommended Suggested preparatory reading for lecture - non-philosophical

    4. Nature is being renamed 'natural capital' – but is it really the planet that will profit? - Sian Sullivan September 13, 2016 8.55am BST

      Article Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture

    5. Challenges in framing the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity: the TEEB initiative - Irene Ring, Bernd Hansjürgens, Thomas Elmqvist, Heidi Wittmer 2010-5

      Article Further

    6. Selling Environmental Indulgences - Robert E. Goodin 11/1994

      Article Further

  5. Week 4 - Philosophy of Conservation: The Case of Ecological Restoration 8 items
    1. Faking nature - Robert Elliot 01/1982

      Article Essential Required tutorial reading

    2. The Ethics of Conservation

      Document Further Suggested preparatory lecture reading

    3. Environmental Values - John O'Neill, Alan Holland, Andrew Light 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Read pp. 125–150 (Chapter 8: ‘Nature and the natural’)

    4. Future Directions for Conservation - Jozef Keulartz 01/08/2016

      Article Further

  6. Week 5 - Climate Ethics: The Case of Geoengineering 8 items
    1. Geoengeneering the climate: science, governance and uncertainty - Royal Society

      Document Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture - non-philosophical. This is a long-ish report, but for the purposes of familiarising yourself with the scientific and policy context it is worth reading the Summary (pp. ix–xii), the Introduction (pp. 1–7) and the Discussion (pp. 47–56).

    2. Situating and Abandoning Geoengineering: A Typology of Five Responses to Dangerous Climate Change - Clare Heyward 01/2013

      Article Recommended Suggested preparatory reading for lecture

    3. Climate justice and geoengineering: ethics and policy in the atmospheric Anthropocene - Christopher J. Preston 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Read Hourdequin, M. ‘Justice, Recognition, and Climate Geoengeneering’, pp. 33–47

  7. Week 6 - Nature and Human Well-being 7 items
    1. Ecosystem Services and the Value of Places - Simon P. James 2016-2

      Article Essential Required tutorial reading

    2. Environmental Values - John O'Neill, Alan Holland, Andrew Light 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture. Read pp. 13–30 (‘Chapter 2: Human Well-being and the Natural World’)

    3. Happiness and the Good Life - John O'Neill 01/05/2008

      Article Further

    4. Character and Environment: A Virtue-oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics - Ronald Sandler

      Chapter Further Read pp. 39–62 (Chapter 2: ‘The Environment and Human Flourishing’)

    5. Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach - Martha Nussbaum

      Chapter Further Read pp. 70–86 (‘Central Human Capabilities’)

  8. Week 7 - Environmental Aesthetics 8 items
    1. Aesthetic Value, Ethics and Climate Change - Emily Brady 01/10/2014

      Article Essential Required tutorial reading

    2. Environmental Aesthetics - Allen Carlson

      Article Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture

  9. Week 8 - Future Generations 6 items
    1. The ethics of intergenerational relationships - Janna Thompson 04/05/2017

      Article Further Required tutorial reading

    2. In Fairness to Future Generations - Weiss, Edith Brown Apr 1990

      Article Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture

  10. Week 9 - Environmentalism and Animal Rights 9 items
    1. Can Animal Rights Activists be Environmentalists? - Gary Varner

      Chapter Essential Required tutorial reading

    2. The preservation of species: the value of biological diversity - Elliot Sober 1986

      Chapter Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture

  11. Week 10 - Ecofeminism 7 items
    1. Ecofeminism - Victoria Davion

      Chapter Further Suggested preparatory reading for lecture

    2. Feminism and the mastery of nature - Val Plumwood 1993

      Book Further Read Chapter 2: Dualism: the logic of colonisation, pp. 41-68.

    3. Radical ecology: the search for a livable world - Carolyn Merchant 2005

      Book Further Read Chapter 8: Ecofeminism, pp. 183-210.

    4. Feminism and ecological communities: an ethic of flourishing - Chris J. Cuomo 1998

      Book  Read Chapter 3: So as to Flourish: The Goals of Ecological Feminism, pp. 62-80.

  12. General Environmental Philosophy Texts 17 items
    1. The following is a selection of texts that also have helpful material in them and are available in the library. (This list is by no means exhaustive; there are many more environmental philosophy texts available in the library. They are generally (though not exclusively) to be found in the .171 section on 3rd floor of the University library, so search in the catalogue or go there yourself and have a search).

    2. Environmental philosophy: an introduction - Simon P. James 2015

      Book 

    3. Environmental ethics: an overview for the twenty-first century - Robin Attfield 2003

      Book 

    4. Environmental ethics: an overview for the twenty-first century - Robin Attfield 2003

      Book 

    5. Environmental philosophy: reason, nature and human concern - Christopher Belshaw 2001

      Book 

    6. Environmental ethics: an introduction to environmental philosophy - Joseph R. DesJardins 1997

      Book 

    7. Environmental Values - John O'Neill, Alan Holland, Andrew Light 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    8. A companion to environmental philosophy - Dale Jamieson, Wiley InterScience (Online service) 2001

      Book 

    9. Environmental philosophy: from animal rights to radical ecology - Michael E. Zimmerman, J. Baird Callicott c1998

      Book 

    10. Reflecting on nature: readings in environmental philosophy - Lori Gruen, Dale Jamieson 1994

      Book 

    11. Environmental Ethics and Philosophy - K. G. Willis, R. Kerry Turner, Ian Bateman 2001

      Book 

    12. Philosophy and the natural environment - Robin Attfield, Andrew Belsey, Royal Institute of Philosophy 1994

      Book 

    13. Environmental ethics - Robert Elliot 1995

      Book 

    14. Environmental ethics: an anthology - Andrew Light, Holmes Rolston c2003

      Book 

    15. The Oxford handbook of environmental ethics - John O'Neill 2017

      Book 

  13. Journals 5 items
    1. Environmental ethics - Center for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas

      Journal