Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology, and Natural Selection

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INDEX
Adaptationism, 17, 20; in ecotheology, 100–3, 129, 135– 28In69
Altruism, 17–18, 32, 87–88; and selfish genes, 243–45, 298n103
Animals, and ethics, 38–40; experimentation on, 39–40, 139–40, 152, 153, 154, 156; as food, 78, 139, 142, 145–46, 299n125; liberation of 112–14, 142–49; as neighbors, 118, 124, 253; as pets, 251, 259, 260; rights of, 131–35, 152–61, 28on47, 282n3; wild versus domestic, 241–42, 259–60; see also Species
Antarctica, 121
Anthropocentrism, see Values, anthropocentric
Attfield, Robin, 178, 199–200, 256–57
Augustine, 279n136
Barbour, Ian, 276n158
Bears, 180, 181
Bentham, Jeremy, 138
Berg, Peter, 257
Berry, Wendell, 257
Biodiversity, 12, 116–18, 183, 187, 235–36
Biophilia, 232–36; and biophobia, 232–33, 234; critiques of 234–36
Bioregionalism, 257–59
Birch, Charles, 4, 92–93, 104–28, 151, 155, 162, 183–84, 185–88, 206–9;see also Process thought
Bison, 179–80
Botkin, Daniel, 33–34, 167, 272n168
Budiansky, Stephen, 284n36, 287n13
Butler, Bishop Joseph, 248–51
Callicott, J. Baird, 7, 41, 145, 173–75, 177–78, 190–92; on mixed communities, 259; on participation in nature, 228; on scale in land ethics, 194–96
Carson, Rachel, 258, 294n13
Cartesianism, 39, 98–100; critiques of in ecotheology, 91, 94–95; and Darwinism, 39–40, 153
Chimpanzees, 116, 141, 156
Christian ethics: conflicts with Darwinism, 12, 29–31, 35–38, 70, 84–85, 272n157; extended to nature, 7, 46, 118–19, 156–57, 192; oppression and poverty in nature, 117–19, 124–25, 137, 210–11
Clements, Frederic, 25–27, 32–33
Cobb, John, 4, 92–93, 104–17, 121–28, 151–55, 162, 183–84, 185, 205–9;see also Process thought
Community, ecological meanings of, 5–6, 25–27; in land ethics, 7–8, 173–76, 186, 227–28, 257–58; mixed community, 259–60; theologians' use of, 5–6, 24–25, 45–48, 56, 81–83, 179
Complexity, in nature, 183–85
Cope, Edward Drinker, 126–27
Covenant, with nature, 58–60, 86–88
Cronon, William, 288n29
Curiosity, in animals, 239–40; in humans, 239–42

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