Agrarian Philosophy and Ecological Ethics

  title={Agrarian Philosophy and Ecological Ethics},
  author={Paul B. Thompson},
  journal={Science and engineering ethics},
  volume={14 4},
Mainstream environmental ethics grew out of an approach to value that was rooted in a particular conception of rationality and rational choice. As weaknesses in this approach have become more evident, environmental philosophers have experimented with both virtue ethics and with pragmatism as alternative starting points for developing a more truly ecological orientation to environmental philosophy. However, it is possible to see both virtue ethics and pragmatism as emerging from older… CONTINUE READING