In Bird on an Ethics Wire, Margaret Somerville explores the values needed to maintain a world that reasonable people would want to live in and pass on to their descendants.
Author: Margaret Somerville
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Our physical ecosystem is not indestructible and we have obligations to hold it in trust for future generations. The same is true of our metaphysical ecosystem - the values, principles, attitudes, beliefs, and shared stories on which we have founded our society. In Bird on an Ethics Wire, Margaret Somerville explores the values needed to maintain a world that reasonable people would want to live in and pass on to their descendants. Somerville addresses the conflicts between people who espouse "progressive" values and those who uphold "traditional" ones by casting her attention on the debates surrounding "birth" (abortion and reproductive technologies) and "death" (euthanasia) and shows how words are often used as weapons. She proposes that we should seek to experience amazement, wonder, and awe to enrich our lives and help us to find meaning. Such experiences, Somerville believes, can change how we see the world and live our lives, and affect the decisions we make, especially regarding values and ethics. They can help us to cope with physical or existential suffering, and ultimately put us in touch with the sacred - in either its secular or religious form - which protects what we must not destroy. Experiencing amazement, wonder, and awe, Somerville concludes, can also generate hope, without which our spirit dies. Both individuals and societies need hope, a sense of connection to the future, if the world is to make the best decisions about values in the battles that constitute the current culture wars.
If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you
could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see
why a bird would not just fly around the wire any time it wanted to go somewhere.
Author: Thomas A. Mappes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
This anthology encourages a critical examination of contemporary moral problems by presenting differing viewpoints on issues such as: the death penalty; euthanasia; hate speech and censorship; world hunger and global justice; and the environment. The readings, half of which are new to this fifth edition, include relevant opinions, as well as selections of work from contemporary writers and thinkers.
Frye ( 1983 ) uses the metaphor of a birdcage that is comprised of several
individual wires . Each individual wire is thin , and if you only concentrate on one
, you will assume that the bird simply could fly around the barrier and be free .
Author: Hamid R. Nemati
"This compilation serves as the ultimate source on all theories and models associated with information privacy and safeguard practices to help anchor and guide the development of technologies, standards, and best practices to meet these challenges."--Provided by publisher.
Introductory Readings on Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics James P.
Sterba. of a poultry farm in ... The squawking is loud and intense as some 20,000
birds shove to the farthest side of their cages in fear of the human intruders .
Julius Goldman's Egg City ... The cages have sloping wire floors . The slope -
usually a ...
Author: James P. Sterba
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This anthology contains numerous up-to-date, well-related readings on animal rights/animal liberation and environmental ethics—in addition to current topics such as ecological feminism, and practical applications. Approaching its subjects through a set of opposing readings shows the strength and weaknesses of various alternative positions. Readings cover the topics of Judeo-Christian Perspectives, Respect for Nature, The Land Ethic/Deep Ecology, Reconciliation and Defense, Social Ecology and Environmental Racism, and NonWestern Religious and Cultural Perspectives. For individuals concerned about the environment and the non-humans who inhabit it.
In this space , on a sloping wire floor ( sloping so the eggs roll down , wire so the
dung drops through ) the birds live for a year or eighteen months while artificial
lighting and temperature conditions combine with drugs in their food to squeeze ...
Author: Donald VanDeVeer
This text is designed for students who wish to explore in depth questions about how on earth we ought to live e.g., how we can behave responsibly toward nonhumans and toward the planet). Although primarily oriented toward questions of ethics broadly understood, and approached philosophically, the volume crosses disciplinary boundaries and attends seriously to economic reasoning and its implications for environmental policy issues. It seeks to extract for critical attention the relevant moral or normative presuppositions which lie behind policy recommendations, whether they are ones made by biologists, ecologists, economists, phiolsophers, engineers, public officials, or anyone concerned with policy decisions.
fundamental behavioral needs as stretching their wings , perching , walking ,
scratching , and nest building . Unsuited for wire cages , they suffer foot damage ,
feather loss , and other injuries . Birds are “ debeaked ” to prevent pecking
Author: William H. Shaw
Publisher: Thomson Learning
Combining text and stimulating case studies, BUSINESS ETHICS, FOURTH EDITION provides a comprehensive, intellectually solid survey of business ethics, suitable for undergraduates at all levels with little or no philosophical background. It introduces students to important philosophical concepts and principles in an engaging way, supplies them with useful social, historical, and philosophical background, and encourages them to grapple with important theoretical and practical issues that they might not otherwise think about.