Engaging voices : tales of morality and meaning in an age of global warming

TitleEngaging voices : tales of morality and meaning in an age of global warming
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGottlieb, RS
Paginationvii, 240 p.
PublisherBaylor University Press
Place PublishedWaco, Tex.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1602582602 (pbk. acid-free paper)
Accession Number7107501
Call NumberUndergrad GF80 .G68 2011
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , PHILOSOPHY , SCIENCE
AbstractOur ecological dilemmas provoke powerful emotions and deeply contested views. How should we think about them? And how can we live together, or even talk together, when we cannot listen to people who think differently? In a lively and at times very funny book, Roger S. Gottlieb (A Greener Faith, This Sacred Earth, A Spirituality of Resistance) explores these questions in a collection of distinct but related philosophical short stories. Fictional characters with personalities, individual histories, and strong opinions wrestle with the meaning of life, the value of nature, animal rights, the roles of science and religion in environmentalism, and political choices facing environmental activists--as well as their own anger, fear, despair, and close-mindedness. Encountering forcefully articulated positions and engaging characters, readers will be moved to reconsider their own beliefs--and to examine personal barriers to truly listening to those "on the other side."
Notes2010031665Roger S. Gottlieb.23 cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-237).Introduction: the stories of Samuel Prana -- Why am I alive? -- Choose -- What is to be done? -- Pass the turkey -- Whose woods are these? -- Need to know -- Face off -- Despair: in four acts -- Feeling left out? -- The end?
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