Agriculture's Ethical Horizon (BOK)

Robert L. Zimdahl

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The second edition of Agriculture's Ethical Horizon is a carefully considered application of philosophical concepts, such as utilitarianism and positivism, to the practice of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an approach to agriculture guided by foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the goals of agricultural and weed science? What should their goals be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? This book engages students, researchers, and professionals across disciplines including horticulture, soil and plant science, entomology, and more, all without requiring a background in philosophy. It examines topics such as scientific truth and myth, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to sustainability, and biotechnology. New to this edition is a chapter examining the raising, housing and slaughter of animals for human food, and a chapter on alternative and organic agricultural systems. It is easily understood by non-philosophers. It offers chapter sidebars that highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion. It covers companion website that includes further teaching aids and a discussion board.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Robert L. Zimdahl
Forlag
Elsevier Science & Technology
ISBN 9780124160439
Antall sider 308 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 612 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ethics & moral philosophy, Agriculture & farming, Bio-ethics