|Author||: Anna L. Peterson|
|Publisher||: Univ of California Press|
|Total Pages||: 298|
|Rating||: 4/5 (056 Downloads)|
Download or read book Being Human written by Anna L. Peterson and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2001-05-26 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Being Human examines the complex connections among conceptions of human nature, attitudes toward non-human nature, and ethics. Anna Peterson proposes an "ethical anthropology" that examines how ideas of nature and humanity are bound together in ways that shape the very foundations of cultures. Peterson discusses mainstream Western understandings of what it means to be human, as well as alternatives to these perspectives, and suggests that the construction of a compelling, coherent environmental ethics will revise our ideas not only about nature but also about what it means to be human.