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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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Sustainable Agriculture in the American Midwest: Lessons from the Past ...

Gregory McIsaac, William R. Edwards - 1994 - 291 pages
...of conservation have no totally technical solution but require a fundamental extension of morality: "All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise:...is a member of a community of interdependent parts (biotic and abiotic)." "Quit thinking about decent land-use as solely an economic problem. Examine...
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Conserving Natural Value

Holmes Rolston - 1994 - 259 pages
...valuable because they feed into the concept of the "biotic community." "All ethics so far evolved rests upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts." But ethics has previously focused only on human society; we need now to learn community in environmental...
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Nature's Kindred Spirits: Aldo Leopold, Joseph Wood Krutch, Edward Abbey ...

James I. McClintock - 1994 - 200 pages
...(238). The direction is toward increased "modes of co-operation," and the premise of all ethics is that "the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts" (239). By extension, we will learn to think about the humannature relationship as other than economic;...
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Individual Justice in Mass Tort Litigation: The Effect of Class Actions ...

Jack B. Weinstein - 1995 - 367 pages
...at 3 (citation omitted). Brewer quoted the great naturalist Aldo Leopold as saying: All ethics . . . rest upon a single premise: that the individual is...His instincts prompt him to compete for his place in that community, but his ethics prompt him also to cooperate (perhaps in order that there may be a place...
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Educating for an Ecologically Sustainable Culture: Rethinking Moral ...

C. A. Bowers - 1995 - 233 pages
..."An ethic, ecologically, is a limitation on freedom of action in the struggle for existence. . . . All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise:...a member of a community of interdependent parts." Finally, a "land ethic" requires adherence to the following guideline for discriminating between moral...
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Conservation and Environmentalism: An Encyclopedia

Robert Paehlke - 1995 - 771 pages
...this more comprehensive society, the same "simplest reason" should kick in and a land ethic emerge: "All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise:...is a member of a community of interdependent parts .... [Ecology I simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and...
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A New Century for Natural Resources Management

Sarah Bates Van De Wetering - 1995 - 398 pages
...insights with the foundation of ethics. Comnmnity, for Leopold, was the foundation of all moral activity. "All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a comumnity of interdependent parts" (23). 1t is within comumnities that we perceive and acknowledge...
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Water Resources Management: In Search of an Environmental Ethic

Dave Feldman - 1995 - 264 pages
...agencies have had in formulating and implementing water policy. an Environmental Ethic All ethics . . . rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. . . . The land ethic . . . enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants,...
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Biosphere 2000: Protecting Our Global Environment

Donald G. Kaufman, Cecilia M. Franz - 2000 - 596 pages
...differentiation of social from anti-social conduct .... All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: the individual is a member of a community of interdependent...His instincts prompt him to compete for his place in that community, but his ethics prompt him also to cooperate .... The land ethic simply enlarges the...
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Handbook of Global Environmental Policy and Administration

Dennis Soden, Brent R. Steel - 1999 - 840 pages
...today's environmental movement still holds ties to Aldo Leopold. "All ethics so far evolved." he wrote. "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....
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