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Geoethics

Manifesto for an Ethics of Responsibility Towards the Earth

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  • Puts geoethics into an historic context of the development of environmental approaches

  • Analyzes global geo-environmental problems through the lens of geoethical thinking

  • Discusses the concept of Anthropocene from a geoethical perspective

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 1-8
  3. Origins of Geoethical Thought

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 9-17
  4. From Ethics to Geoethics

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 19-29
  5. The Concept of Responsibility

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 31-47
  6. The Advantage of Geoethical Action

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 49-54
  7. Ethical Problems and Dilemmas in the Geosciences

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 55-61
  8. The Values of Geoethics

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 63-82
  9. Geoethics and Anthropogenic Global Changes

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 83-106
  10. Geoethics for an Ecological Humanism

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 107-123

About this book

This book outlines the current development of geoethical thinking, proposing to the general public reflections and categories useful for understanding the ethical, cultural, and societal dimensions of anthropogenic global changes.

Geoethics identifies and orients responsible behaviors and actions in the management of natural processes, redefining the human interaction with the Earth system based on a critical, scientifically grounded, and pragmatic approach. Solid scientific knowledge and a philosophical reference framework are crucial to face the current ecological disruption. The scientific perspective must be structured to help different human contexts while respecting social and cultural diversity. It is impossible to respond to global problems with disconnected local actions, which cannot be proposed as standard and effective operational models. Geoethics tries to overcome this fragmentation, presenting Earth sciences as the foundation of responsible human action toward the planet. Geoethics is conceived as a rational and multidisciplinary language that can bind and concretely support the international community, engaged in resolving global environmental imbalances and complex challenges, which have no national, cultural, or religious boundaries that require shared governance. Geoethics is proposed as a new reading key to rethinking the Earth as a system of complex relationships, in which the human being is an integral part of natural interactions.


Keywords

  • Geoethics
  • Earth
  • Responsibility
  • Ecological Humanism
  • Geosciences

Authors and Affiliations

  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy

    Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Geoethics

  • Book Subtitle: Manifesto for an Ethics of Responsibility Towards the Earth

  • Authors: Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98044-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98043-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98044-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 123

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Earth Sciences, Geography, Environmental Sciences

Buying options

eBook
USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-98044-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 37.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)