Author Grant, Robert L
Title A case study in Thomistic environmental ethics : the ecological crisis in the Loess Hills of Iowa / Robert L. Grant ; with a foreword by Steven Bouma-Prediger
Imprint Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2007
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  179.1 T3611 2007    AVAILABLE    30500101274374
Descript iii, 346 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-339) and index
Loess Hills mixed grass prairie -- Natural history of the Hills -- Human impact on the Loess Hills -- Natural teleology -- Environmentalism in the Loess Hills -- Making use of the Loess Hills resources -- The evolution of environmental ethics -- Thoreau's ambiguous legacy -- Muir, Leopold, Carson, White -- Hans Jonas' ethic of responsibility -- Ecocentrism & anthropocentrism -- Philosophical ecocentrism -- Deep ecology -- Process philosophy -- Non-western approach -- Holists -- Interpreters of Greek philosophy -- Theological ecocentrism -- Judeo-Christian tradition -- Theological liberationists -- Eco-feminism & Rosemary Radford Reuther -- Philosophical anthropocentrism -- Early voices -- Aesthetics -- Political theorists -- Theological anthropocentrism -- Protestant theology -- Catholic theology -- John Paul II & Catholic magisterium -- Magisterial teaching prior to John Paul II -- John Paul II -- American bishops -- Nature & the good in Thomas Aquinas -- The bonum naturalis in the cosmology -- The bonum naturalis & connaturalis in the treatise on the law -- The bonum naturalis in the treatise on the law -- Natural law and the Ulpian School -- Strong Ulpians -- Weak Ulpians -- Thomas Aquinas and natural law -- The bonum naturalis -- The bonum connaturalis in the treatise on the law -- Ciceronian School & Thomas Aquinas -- The bonum connaturalis in the virtues -- The passions -- The moral virtues and the bonum connaturalis -- The bonum supernaturalis -- Eudaimonistic environmental ethic -- Three goods as a critique of eco- and anthropocentrism -- Three goods as the basis of new environmental ethic -- Jonas and Thomas -- An environmentalist's use of Thomas' terms -- The good and nature -- Nature as -- Teleology -- Rural ecoregionalism -- Ecoregionalism -- How ought the natural resources of the Loess Hills be used? -- How should the native prairies of the Loess Hills be saved? -- How might the humans express caritas for the Hills? -- What would Loess Hills eco-regionalism look like? -- Conclusion: Eudaimonistic ecoregionalism extended
Subject Environmental ethics -- Loess Hills (Iowa and Mo.)
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Influence
Alt Title Ecological crisis in the Loess Hills of Iowa