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Environmental Ethics by
Call Number: Prevo Science GE42 .E583 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-15
Through a series of multidisciplinary readings, Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions contextualizes environmental ethics within the history of Western intellectual tradition and traces the development of theory since the 1970s. Includes an extended introduction that provides an historical and thematic introduction to the field of environmental ethics. Features a selection of brief original essays on why to study environmental ethics by leaders in the field. Contextualizes environmental ethics within the history of the Western intellectual tradition by exploring anthropocentric (human-centered) and non-anthropocentric precedents. Offers an interdisciplinary approach to the field by featuring seminal work from eminent philosophers, biologists, ecologists, historians, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, nature writers, business writers, and others. Designed to be used with a web-site which contains a continuously updated archive of case studies: http://environmentalethics.info/
A Companion to Environmental Philosophy by
Call Number: Prevo Science GE40 .C66 2001
Publication Date: 2001-01-16
A Companion to Environmental Philosophy is a pioneering work in the burgeoning field of environmental philosophy. This ground-breaking volume contains thirty-six original articles exemplifying the rich diversity of scholarship in this field. Contains thirty-six original articles, written by international scholars. Traces the roots of environmental philosophy through the exploration of cultural traditions from around the world. Brings environmental philosophy into conversation with other fields and disciplines such as literature, economics, ecology, and law. Discusses environmental problems that stimulate current debates.
Preconstructed Environmental Ethics call # searches
The generic call number for environmental ethics works is GE42. The call # range for environmental justice works is GE220-240. However, works with these call #'s can be located in the Prevo Science library or the reading room at the Prindle Institute. Below are call number searches for GE42 (environmental ethics) and for GE220-240 (environmental justice). If it is inconvenient to go to the reading room at the Prindle Institute you may request the book at the ROW circulation desk and the library will retrieve it for you.
Preconstructed Environmental Ethics subject searches
Since more than one subject heading may be assigned to a work, some works with the "environmental ethics" or "environmental justice" subject heading will have been given a call # number based on another subject heading assigned to that work. Hence, a subject search of these headings will retrieve more works than a call number search, i.e., they are broader but less precise searches of the topics. If it is inconvenient to go to the reading room at the Prindle Institute, you may request the book at the ROW circulation desk and they will retrieve it for you.
Searching by topic
When searching for the moral or ethical aspects of a particular topic do the following in the search box on the library home page.
su: [topic] moral
su: [topic] ethical
In other words in the search box on the library home page type in a word for your topic plus the word "ethical" or the word "moral."
For example you might type in: su: climate moral
and su: climate ethical
This is the best way to get robust hit lists on your topic of interest. You can then narrow your hitlists further by clicking boxes on the left of your results list. For example, you can limit your results to works owned by DePauw, by format, by range of years, etc.
The key to successful searching is playing around with the topic terms e.g. try climate, climatic, global warming, etc.
su: climate moral
Here's a sample search. See the search box for the terms used and notice on the left that I limited the results to things owned or accessible by DePauw.