Environmentalism: Spiritual, ethical, political

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The normative foundations of the environmental movement can be thought of in a range of different ways. The present paper is a commentary on very interesting papers by Thomas Dunlap, Thomas Hill and Kimberly Smith, who take up the spiritual, ethical and political perspectives respectively. Their accounts are described and evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-363
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Values
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • Philosophy


  • Death of environmentalism
  • Eckersley
  • Environmental movement
  • Intrinsic value
  • Leopold
  • Middle-level values
  • Mutual accountability
  • Nature
  • Nordhaus
  • Plural values
  • Rawls
  • Religion
  • Scanlon
  • Schellenberger
  • Social contract


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