Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Melissa Lane

Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living

Princeton University Press
Publication date: October 2011
ISBN: 9781400838356
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An ecologically sustainable society cannot be achieved without citizens who possess the virtues and values that will foster it, and who believe that individual actions can indeed make a difference. Eco-Republic draws on ancient Greek thought--and Plato's Republic in particular--to put forward a new vision of citizenship that can make such a society a reality. Melissa Lane develops a model of a society whose health and sustainability depend on all its citizens recognizing a shared standard of value and shaping their personal goals and habits accordingly. Bringing together the moral and political ideas of the ancients with the latest social and psychological theory, Lane illuminates the individual's vital role in social change, and articulates new ways of understanding what is harmful and what is valuable, what is a benefit and what is a cost, and what the relationship between public and private well-being ought to be.

Eco-Republic reveals why we must rethink our political imagination if we are to meet the challenges of climate change and other urgent environmental concerns. Offering a unique reflection on the ethics and politics of sustainability, the book goes beyond standard approaches to virtue ethics in philosophy and current debates about happiness in economics and psychology. Eco-Republic explains why health is a better standard than happiness for capturing the important links between individual action and social good, and diagnoses the reasons why the ancient concept of virtue has been sorely neglected yet is more relevant today than ever.

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Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Melissa Lane
Princeton University Press, October 2011
ISBN: 9781400838356
EAN:  9781400838356
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $19.95 eBook price: $17.99
Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Melissa Lane
Princeton University Press, October 2011
ISBN: 9781400838356
EAN:  2370004607931
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List Price: $19.95 eBook price: $17.99
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