American Indian Environmental Ethics:an Ojibwa Case Study: Ojibwa Case Stdy (Basic Ethics in Action)

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9780130431219: American Indian Environmental Ethics:an Ojibwa Case Study: Ojibwa Case Stdy (Basic Ethics in Action)

For courses in anthropology, cultural geography, environmental philosophy and ethics.

Brief text focusing on environmental attitudes and practices of American Indians using the Ojibwa narrative, myths, legends, stories and rituals. Introductory essay offers theory of environmental ethics, an overview of the field of environmental ethics, and places the Ojibwa within this contemporary debate. “Part of the applied ethics series, Basic Ethics in Action, edited by Michael Boylan.”

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"[T]he authors provide a fascinating cross-cultural portrait, an 'alternative habitus,' as they put it, to existing (mainly European-based) philosophical thinking. This book will be useful as a path-breaking scholarly monograph, and also as a major textbook." — Bruce E. Johansen, University of Nebraska at Omaha


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J. Baud Callicott and Michael P. Nelson offer an engaging study of environmental ethics with particular emphasis on an ethics supported by the Ojibwa cultural worldview. Connecting environmental theory with diverse stories from Ojibwa Indians, Callicott and Nelson reveal the meaning and power of cultural worldviews as they inform ethical principles and practices, as they show that competing worldviews demonstrate the many ways "of cognitively organizing human experience." The authors begin with a concise treatment of environmental ethics, cultural worldviews, and the problem of cultural relativism, and integrate and evaluate rarely seen narratives of Ojibwa Indians on their relationship to the environment.

American Indian Environmental Ethics is the seventh book in the series, Basic Ethics in Action, edited by Michael Boylan. This series is a major new undertaking by Prentice Hall covering several areas in applied ethics, including business ethics, environmental ethics, medical ethics, and social and political ethics.

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