Justice and the Earth: Images for Our Planetary Survival

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University of Illinois Press, 1995 - 203 pages
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An eloquent case against accepted notions of private property and free markets is at the heart of this finely argued plea for basic changes in the ways humans view the Earth. Justice and the Earth urges people to envision an integrated tapestry of natural systems for which they are responsible, rather than an economic resource they own.

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JUSTICE AND THE EARTH: Images of Our Planetary Predicament

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Freyfogle (Law/University of Illinois) joins the burgeoning chorus calling for a new land ethic—a new ecovision—before Earth's slow decline reaches the point of no return. To subdue and conquer ... Read full review

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Contents

Sensing the Prairie
1
The Economics of Overuse
19
Owning the Land
45
The Moral Actor
65
Preserving the Wilds
93
Faith in Science
113
Embracing Our Ignorance
133
Sustainable Life
155
Living at Home
177
Notes
197
Index
201
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