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" All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. "
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Companion to A Sand County Almanac: Interpretive and Critical Essays

J. Baird Callicott - 1987 - 320 pages
...origin in the tendency of interdependent individuals or groups to evolve modes of co-operation, ... all ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise:...is a member of a community of interdependent parts" (202-3). Hence, we may expect to find that the scope and specific content of ethics will reflect both...
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Dreamers & Defenders: American Conservationists

1988 - 295 pages
...(including people) and their environment. The premise upon which this new ethical attitude rested was that "the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts." The first principle of conservation was "to preserve all the parts of the land mechanism." It was obvious...
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Wilderness Benchmark 1988: Proceedings of the National Wilderness Colloquium ...

1989 - 228 pages
...extend such rights to members of our ecological community. "All ethics so far evolved," wrote Leopold, "rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and...
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The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics

Roderick Frazier Nash - 1989 - 304 pages
...wildlife ecology, was among the first to see the connection clearly. "All ethics," he wrote in 1949, "rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts."2 With national origins steeped in the social contract theory of John Locke, Americans were...
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Environmental Ethics

Holmes Rolston - 2012 - 408 pages
...lack of relational complexity. Leopold is right to insist, against Gleason's fortuitous juxtaposition, that "the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts."" Ecosystems are not as coherent as organisms but are not randomly fortuitous either; they fit together...
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The Norton Book of Nature Writing

Robert Finch, John Elder - 1990 - 921 pages
...such situations. Ethics are possibly a kind of community mstinct in-the-making. THE COMMUNITY CONCEPT All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise:...His instincts prompt him to compete for his place in that community, but his ethics prompt him also to co-operate (perhaps in order that there may be a...
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The Struggle for the Land: Indigenous Insight and Industrial Empire in the ...

Paul A. Olson - 1990 - 317 pages
...principal idea upon which Leopold rests his land ethic is the ecological concept of a biotic community: "All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise:...is a member of a community of interdependent parts. . . . The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants,...
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The Ethics of Environmental Concern

Robin Attfield - 2011 - 280 pages
...sometimes he interprets this as the enlargement of the moral community. 'All ethics so far evolved rest on a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts . . . The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants,...
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Visions Upon the Land: Man and Nature on the Western Range

Karl Hess - 1992 - 278 pages
...grass, the wildlife, and the ranchers? If I understood Leopold correctly, a land ethic rested on the premise that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts — a social community that includes soils, bodies of water, plants, and animals. Viewed as pieces...
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A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History

Matt Cartmill - 1996 - 331 pages
...organisms and the ecosystem as a whole would be granted rights and respected as ends in themselves: All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise:...is a member of a community of interdependent parts . . . The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants,...
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