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dc.contributor.authorElliott, Dustin Charles
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T19:58:45Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T19:58:45Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.otherelliott_dustin_c_201105_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/elliott_dustin_c_201105_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27114
dc.description.abstractIs the articulation of a green Stoicism theoretically viable—that is, can Stoic virtue ethics provide the basis for an adequate environmental ethic? In my three-part analysis of this question, I argue that Stoicism can, indeed, provide such a basis. First, I explicate the peripheral shortcomings of the arguments posed by those holding that Stoic ethics cannot serve as a foundation for green values. Second, in countering the notion held by many scholars that Stoic ethics is firmly rooted in ancient cosmology, I argue that Stoic ethics is better understood as grounded in human nature (as opposed to cosmic nature)—a view that undercuts many of the central criticisms concerning Stoicism’s ability to foster a green ethos. Third, I demonstrate how the Stoic conceptions of justice, reverence, and flourishing provide a satisfactory framework for recognizing and addressing environmental issues on both anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric grounds.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectStoicism
dc.subjectEnvironmental ethics
dc.subjectVirtue ethics
dc.subjectJustice
dc.subjectReverence
dc.subjectGreen values
dc.subjectCosmic nature
dc.subjectFlourishing
dc.subjectAnthropocentrism
dc.subjectNon-anthropocentrism
dc.subjectTransformative values
dc.subjectEudaimonia
dc.subjectStoic ethics
dc.titleJustice, reverence, and the natural world
dc.title.alternativetoward a green Stoicism
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science
dc.description.majorPolitical Science
dc.description.advisorDaniel J. Kapust
dc.description.committeeDaniel J. Kapust
dc.description.committeePiers Stephens
dc.description.committeeAlexander Kaufman


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