EC0PHILOSOPHY III, no. 1 (April 1981)

Interest in ecophilosophical issues (so-called environmental ethics, ecologoical consciousness and ecological resistance, and the deep ecology movement) has taken a quantum jump forward in the last several years. ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS journal has now become a regular sounding board and outlet for the latest thinking in ecophilosophy. . . .

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS journal (hereafter refereed to as EEJ) is now in its third year of publication. The editor, Eugene C. Hargrove, has gone out of his way to insure that a very broad spectrum of approaches has been represented. Although this has occasionally resulted in papers of only marginal relevance to contemporary ecological theorizing, nevertheless the overall quality of the journal is excellent. With the publication of Alan Drengson's "Shifting Paradigms" (V2N3, 1980), the issue of a major social paradigm shift and the existence of deep ecology is introduced to the parges of the journal.

J. Baird Callicott's "Animal Liberation" (V2N4, 1980) is also an important, forceful papger which extends John Rodman's critique of the animal liberation movement. The in the most recent issue (V3N1, 1981), the leading animal liberation theoriest, Tom Regan, argues for an ecosystem ethic in "The Nature and Possibility of an Environmental Ethic." The notes section of EEJ does a good job of listing recent books and anthologies in ecophilosophy, upcoming conferences, and academic ecophilosophy programs leading to the M.A. Gene Hargrove has done an excellent job and it is good to know that he will continue as editor throught he recent change in ownership and transfer of the journal to the University of Georgia.


EnvEthics - December 18, 1995