Agriculture's Ethical Horizon (Elsevier Insights) by Robert L Zimdahl

By Robert L Zimdahl

The moment version of Agriculture's moral Horizon is a delicately thought of program of philosophical recommendations, comparable to utilitarianism and positivism, to the perform of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an method of agriculture guided by way of foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the objectives of agricultural and weed technological know-how? What may still their pursuits be? How do and the way may still the practitioners of agriculture deal with complicated moral questions?

This booklet engages scholars, researchers, and execs throughout disciplines together with horticulture, soil and plant technology, entomology, and extra, all with out requiring a heritage in philosophy. It examines subject matters reminiscent of clinical fact and fantasy, ethical self assurance in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to sustainability, and biotechnology. New to this version is a bankruptcy analyzing the elevating, housing and slaughter of animals for human nutrients, and a bankruptcy on replacement and natural agricultural systems.

  • Easily understood by means of non-philosophers
  • Chapter sidebars spotlight very important techniques and will be used to interact scholars in extra discussion
  • Companion site contains additional instructing aids and a dialogue board

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