1. Introduction. The Recovery of Virtue for an Ethics of Nature.
2. Environmental Ethics.
3. Animal Rights.
4. The Ethics of Biotechnology.
5. The Ethics of Cloning.
6. Psychology and Moral Agency.
7. Ethics and Gaia.
8. Feminism and the Ethics of Nature.
9. Towards an Ethic of Wisdom.
"The massive range of research and scholarship ... that Deane-Drummond's tome represents is breathtaking. I stongly recommend her text to any scholar or researcher genuinely serious about the subject matter....." Ecotheology
- A detailed exploration of humanity’s treatment of the natural world from a Christian perspective.
- Covers a range of ethical debates, including current controversies about the environment, animal rights, biotechnology, consciousness, and cloning.
- Sets the immediate issues in the context of underlying theological and philosophical assumptions.
- Complex scientific issues are explained in clear student-friendly language.
- The author develops her own distinctive ethical approach centred on the practice of wisdom.
- Discusses key figures in the field, including Peter Singer, Aldo Leopold, Tom Regan, Andrew Linzey, James Lovelock, Anne Primavesi, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Michael Northcott.
- The author has held academic posts in both theology and plant science.