- xi, 240 pages ; 23 cm.
- Contents: Environmental crisis and moral life -- Why does nature matter? Paths to an environmental ethic -- The spirit of ecological democracy -- Can we talk? Understanding the "other side" in the animal rights debates -- Where do we draw the line? Limits and virtues -- Guilt and responsibility -- Changing the world : a moral primer on environmental political activism -- Dilemmas of reason -- Despair -- Futures.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "What is the right thing to do? Answers might come in the form of responses to particular ethical controversies - abortion, capital punishment, what to do about world hunger. Or they might focus on whether ethical judgements are rooted in universal principles; compassionate interpersonal connection; attempts to create the most happiness and least suffering; obedience to God; or the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment"--