Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Nature as Subject: Human Obligation and Natural Community” as Want to Read:
Nature as Subject: Human Obligation and Natural Community
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Nature as Subject: Human Obligation and Natural Community

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  1 review
Written by one of the instrumental figures in environmental ethics, Nature as Subject traces the development of an ethical policy that is centered not on human beings, but on itself. Katz applies this idea to contemporary environmental problems, introducing themes of justice, domination, imperialism, and the Holocaust. This volume will stand as a foundational work for envi ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Nature as Subject, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Nature as Subject

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-4 of 4)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
John Doe
I like thinking about nature as a community. The problem with thinking about an ecosystem as a kind of "organism" (with the different elements of the ecosystem as "organs") is that it makes little sense of most of the work environmentalists do to save endangered species. Endangered species play a diminished role in ecosystems, so if we were dealing with an "organism" it would not make sense to try to save endangered species because they are less important to the greater functioning of the "organ ...more
Tera marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2009
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Death by Design: Science, Technology, and Engineering in Nazi Germany Beneath the Surface: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Deep Ecology Controlling Technology: Contemporary Issues Nature as Subject: Human Obligation and Natural Community Deep Ecology: An Introduction To Green Philosophy (Environmental Philosophies)

Share This Book