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Attfield, Robin

Works: 54 works in 336 publications in 5 languages and 14,802 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: GE42, 179.1
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Most widely held works about Robin Attfield
Most widely held works by Robin Attfield
The ethics of the global environment by Robin Attfield( )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 3,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important new book explores the ethical principles and concepts relevant to global environmental problems. The author addresses climate change, overstressed natural resources and endangered wildlife, as well as many other issues that are affecting both the developed and developing worlds." "Issues covered include intergenerational equity, priorities among species, and international justice. The author also considers the application of related principles to problems such as deforestation, the increasing scarcity of fresh water, and population growth. Finally a cosmopolitan ethic is shown to involve a commitment in practice to global civil society and to global citizenship."--BOOK JACKET
International justice and the Third World : studies in the philosophy of development by Barry Wilkins( )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Justice and the Third World vindicates belief in global or universal justice, and explores both liberal and Marxist grounds for such belief. It also investigates the presuppositions of belief in development, and relates it to sustainability, to environmentalism, and to the obligation to cancel Third World debt
Creation, evolution and meaning by Robin Attfield( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the case for belief in both creation and evolution at the same time as rejecting creationism. Issues of meaning supply the context of inquiry; the book defends the meaningfulness of language about God, and also relates belief in both creation and evolution to the meaning of life. Meaning, it claims, can be found in consciously adopting the role of stewards of the planetary biosphere, and thus of the fruits of creation."--Jacket
The ethics of environmental concern by Robin Attfield( Book )

35 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu xi tong jie shao le huan jing lun li xue zhong ge zhong wen ti chan sheng de lai long qu mai,Yi ji ge zhong si xiang he li lun jian de zheng lun.Quan shu fen wei wen ti yu chuan tong,Ying yong lun li liang bu fen,Shu zhong tan tao de wen ti dui huan jing lun li xue er yan,Bu jin zhong yao er qie ye shi bi xu yao hui da de
Philosophy and the natural environment by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

15 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume leading international environmental philosophers further the debate about the value of nature, the concept of the environment, and the metaphysical, ethical, social and international implications of these concepts. Philosophers have to some extent neglected the study of nature and the natural environment, and this collection not only provides a long-overdue contribution to that study, but also points to inadequacies of much contemporary ethical and political theory. For environmentalists who are not philosophers, it will stimulate reflection on their own concepts and principles
Environmental ethics : an overview for the twenty-first century by Robin Attfield( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The books introduces environmental problems and environmental ethics and surveys theories of the sources of the problems. Attfield also puts forward his own original contributions to the debates, advocating biocentric consequentialism among theories of normative ethics and defending objectivism in meta-ethics. The possibilities of ethical consumerism and investment are discussed, and the nature and basis of responsibilities for future generations in such areas as sustainable development are given detailed consideration. Attfield adopts an inclusive, cosmopolitan perspective in discussions of global ethics and citizenship, and illustrates his argument with a discussion of global warming." "The text uses a range of devices to aid understanding, such as summaries of key issues, and guides to further reading and relevant websites. It has been written particularly with a view to the needs of students taking courses in environmental ethics, and will be of interest to students and scholars of philosophy, ethics, geography, religion and environmental studies."--Jacket
Value, obligation, and meta-ethics by Robin Attfield( )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of value and obligation by Robin Attfield( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2021 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1987 and re-issued in 2020 with a new Preface, this book presents and elaborates interrelated solutions to a number of problems in moral philosophy, from the location of intrinsic value and the nature of a worthwhile life, via the limits of obligation and the nature of justice, to the status of moral utterances. After developing a biocentric account of moral standing, the author locates worthwhile life in the development of the generic capacities of a creature, whether human or nonhuman, and presents an account of relative intrinsic value which later generates a theory of interspecific justice. This value-theory also informs a consequentialist understanding of obligation, of moral rightness and of supererogation. The understanding thus supplied is shown to cope with the problems of integrity, of justice and of the Repugnant Conclusion' in population ethics. A cognitivist account of ethical conclusions such as those so far reached is then defended against non-cognitivist and relativist objections and a far-reaching naturalist theory is defended, integrating earlier conclusions with an account of the logic of the fundamental ethical concepts. This wide-ranging volume which maps the whole area of morality is thoroughly argued with reference both to contemporary philosophical developments and to classical theories
Environmental ethics : a very short introduction by Robin Attfield( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our environment today faces ever greater threats from human activities, such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. In response to this, the relatively new branch of philosophy covering environmental ethics is growing increasingly globally important. Robin Attfield shows how environmental ethics defends the independent value of living creatures, and the importance of making decisions informed by the needs and interests of future generations. Exploring the diverse approaches to ethical decisions, he highlights the urgency for making processes of production and consumption sustainable, addressing policies for preserving species and their habitats, and emphasizing how concerted action is required to manage our environment ethically and sustainably
Environmental philosophy : principles and prospects by Robin Attfield( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 16 essays in environmental philosophy throw light on our traditions of environmental thinking, and on its principles and applications
God and the secular : a philosophical assessment of secular reasoning from Bacon to Kant by Robin Attfield( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values, conflict and the environment( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of the environment by Robin Attfield( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together over thirty of the foremost contributions to environmental ethics, from pioneering papers to recent work at the cutting edge of thought in this field. It also unites them through an innovative introductory essay which appraises both strengths and weaknesses and presents a distinctive view of the subject. Areas covered include the land ethic, Deep Ecology, biocentric approaches, environmental virtue ethics, feminist contributions, debates on equity and on the interests and representation of future generations, preservation, sustainability and sustainable development. The importance of attempts to discover a comprehensive ethic relevant both to the environment and other key areas of ethical debate is highlighted. Robin Attfield has been working in this field for thirty years, and has published several related collections and monographs, of which the latest is Environmental Ethics: An Overview for the Twenty-First Century, published by Polity in 2003. The Ethics of The Environment complements that work, from which it incorporates a significant extract about the considerable practical difference that environmental ethics is capable of making."--Publisher's website
Ethics : an overview by Robin Attfield( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the definitive companion to the study of ethics. It provides students with an accessible, comprehensive and philosophically rigorous introduction to the major thinkers, issues and debates. Ideal for use on undergraduate courses, but also of lasting value for postgraduate students, the structure and content of this textbook closely reflect the way ethics is studied. Thematically structured, the text provides a historical overview of the subject and a comprehensive introduction to the main branches of ethics: meta-ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics. The book also includes coverage of key aspects of value-theory and key issues concerning agency and moral responsibility. It applies ethics to contemporary issues such as climate change, the environment, development, poverty and war. Crucially, the book encourages students to do ethics for themselves, equipping the reader with a wide-ranging grasp of the discipline in all its central areas of contemporary study and reflection." --Publisher description
Wonder, value and God by Robin Attfield( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonder, Value and God by Robin Attfield( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 Meaning, Meaningful Work and Spectres of Bleakness -- Introduction -- Meaningful Work -- Future People and the Meaning of Life -- Bleakness and its Bases -- Heritage Value -- Variations on the Theme of Meaning -- Notes -- 4 Worthwhile Life and Meaning -- Introduction -- Worthwhile Life -- Meaningful Relationships -- Some Policy Implications -- Brief Lives -- Value, Detachment and Engagement -- Worthwhile Lives, Meaning and Value -- Notes -- 5 The Argument from Value -- Introduction: Varieties and Instances of Value -- Relevant Kinds of Explanation
Sustainable alternatives for poverty reduction and eco-justice by Lucas Andrianos( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents edited and revised versions of most of the papers presented at the First International Conference on Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Ecological Justice in 2012 (SAPREJ-12). The selected papers are classified into six thematic sections: Biodiversity and ecological crisis; Sustainability, religion and ethics; Climate change, eco-justice and health; Poverty, financial crisis and human rights; Green economy and food security; and Global crisis and case studie
Environmental ethics by Robin Attfield( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental ethics : a very short introduction by Robin Attfield( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Attfield introduces environmental ethics, exploring the values involved in issues such as pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. Considering the different groups involved in environmental ethics, and the attitudes of the world's religions to environmental stewardship, he calls for action from us all to manage our environment ethically
Environmental thought : a short history by Robin Attfield( Book )

3 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ambitious and wide-ranging synthesis of the history of environmental thought by a leading philosopher"--
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International justice and the Third World : studies in the philosophy of development
International justice and the Third World : studies in the philosophy of developmentCreation, evolution and meaningThe ethics of environmental concernPhilosophy and the natural environmentEnvironmental ethics : an overview for the twenty-first centuryThe ethics of the environmentEnvironmental ethics
Alternative Names
Attfield, Robin

Robin Attfield académico británico

Robin Attfield académicu británicu

Robin Attfield British academic

애트필드, 로빈 1931-