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Greening, Root and Branch: The Forms and Limits of Environmentalism

  • Lisa H. Newton
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Part of the The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Book Series book series (ISBEE, volume 4)

Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to examine the roots of our obligation to preserve the land and its resources, to address in some systematic way the “So what?” response to the massive documentation of environmental deterioration and the accompanying environmentalist imperatives. We will begin with an exercise in deconstruction—the parsing of an event, just one event, to extract from its account some of the problems that environmentalism has got itself into, especially in dealing with the multiple faces of American business. From that point we will be in a position to address the central project of the paper, an elaboration of an ethic for the appreciation and protection of the natural environment, ‘the land’, for short, meaning the earth, all its life, all its resources.

Keywords

Environmental Damage Payoff Level American Business Fiduciary Duty Citizenship Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyFairfield UniversityFairfieldUSA

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