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PHIL 290 Environmental Ethics: Home

Provides access to information resources dealing with environmental ethics for a course taught by Reyes Espinoza.

PHIL 290 Environmental Ethics

Purdue Libraries have numerous information resources dealing with environmental ethics and the multiple humanities, scientific, and social sciences materials encompassed in this subject.   There are works representing a variety of political, economic, and philosophical perspectives on this subject in the Purdue Libraries collections.  A good way to start your search is looking for books in the Purdue Libraries online catalog.

Using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is a good way to start searching for books.  Sample LCSH terms you can use include:

Animal Welfare

Climatic Changes

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Policy United States

Human Ecology Religious Aspects

Human Ecology Religious Aspects Christianity

Monitoring/Environmental Analysis



Sample works dealing with environmental ethics include:

Gordon Durnil.  The Making of a Conservative Environmentalist.:  With Reflections on Government, Industry, Scientists, the Media, Education, Economic Growth, the Public, Great Lakes, Activists, and the Sunsetting of Toxic Chemicals. (Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 1995).

Acton Institute.  A Biblical Perspective on Environmental Stewardship   

This organization is named for English historian Lord John Action (1834-1902) who is known for his quote "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Rachel Carson.  Silent Spring.  Fawcett Publications 1962, 1964.  Classic environmental work warning of the dangers that pesticides can cause. The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine is named for her.




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