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The Resource Eco-republic : what the ancients can teach us about ethics, virtue, and sustainable living, Melissa Lane

Eco-republic : what the ancients can teach us about ethics, virtue, and sustainable living, Melissa Lane

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Eco-republic : what the ancients can teach us about ethics, virtue, and sustainable living
Title
Eco-republic
Title remainder
what the ancients can teach us about ethics, virtue, and sustainable living
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Lane
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An ecologically sustainable society cannot be achieved without citizens who possess the virtues and values that will foster it, and who believe that individual actions can indeed make a difference. Eco-Republic draws on ancient Greek thought--and Plato's Republic in particular--to put forward a new vision of citizenship that can make such a society a reality. Melissa Lane develops a model of a society whose health and sustainability depend on all its citizens recognizing a shared standard of value and shaping their personal goals and habits accordingly. Bringing together the moral and political ideas of the ancients with the latest social and psychological theory, Lane illuminates the individual's vital role in social change, and articulates new ways of understanding what is harmful and what is valuable, what is a benefit and what is a cost, and what the relationship between public and private well-being ought to be. Eco-Republic reveals why we must rethink our political imagination if we are to meet the challenges of climate change and other urgent environmental concerns. Offering a unique reflection on the ethics and politics of sustainability, the book goes beyond standard approaches to virtue ethics in philosophy and current debates about happiness in economics and psychology. Eco-Republic explains why health is a better standard than happiness for capturing the important links between individual action and social good, and diagnoses the reasons why the ancient concept of virtue has been sorely neglected yet is more relevant today than ever
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lane, M. S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Climatic changes
  • Sustainability
  • Climatic changes
  • Sustainability
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Climatic changes
Label
Eco-republic : what the ancients can teach us about ethics, virtue, and sustainable living, Melissa Lane
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Publication
Note
"First published in 2011 [in different form] by Peter Lang Ltd"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-233) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inertia -- Imagination -- Initiative
Control code
ocn820301698
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 245 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400838356
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1b5g7s
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)820301698
Label
Eco-republic : what the ancients can teach us about ethics, virtue, and sustainable living, Melissa Lane
Publication
Note
"First published in 2011 [in different form] by Peter Lang Ltd"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inertia -- Imagination -- Initiative
Control code
ocn820301698
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400838356
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1b5g7s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820301698

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