19 May 2008

Sometimes I get spam good enough for a vegan to eat

Apologies for the sudden intrusion and also cross-posting. I am, anyway, very happy to tell you that The Ethics of Climate Change is now published by Continuum Press. You can order it here:

US http://tinyurl.com/2s7mum

UK http://tinyurl.com/2zeywg

Do feel free to pass this link on to anyone who might be interested. Announce it however you like.

I append some bits from the publicity blurb.

Very best,

James Garvey

'The Ethics of Climate Change is a model of philosophical reasoning about one of the greatest moral challenges any generation has ever faced. If you don't yet know why you should be morally outraged about the present situation, read this book. Calmly, carefully, with well-marshalled facts and sound argument, Garvey shows us just how badly the nations of the industrialized world -- and the citizens of those nations -- are behaving. He also tells us what we need to do about it.'

-- Peter Singer, Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

'Essential reading for anyone interested in the urgent moral questions raised by our climate crisis.'

-- Mark Lynas, Author of Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

'Written in plain English, Garvey's excellent book makes accessiblle to the reader the ethical issues surrounding global warming, and the literature too. It should figure on all relevant reading lists.'

-- Robin Attfield, Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff University

'Open this book and James Garvey is right there making real sense to you. A new philosopher doing logic in the world. In a necessary conversation, capturing you to the very end.'

-- Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus, University College London

The debate about the existence of climate change seems finally at an end. We now have to decide what to do about it. In this book, James Garvey argues that the ultimate rationale for action on climate change cannot be simply economic, political, scientific or social, though no doubt our decisions should be informed by such things. Instead, climate change is largely a moral problem. What we should do about it depends on what matters to us and what we think is right.

This book considers both climate science and moral philosophy, ultimately finding a way into the many possible positions associated with climate change. It is also a call for action, for doing something about the moral demands placed on both governments and individuals by the fact of climate change. It is a book about choices, responsibility, and where the moral weight falls on our warming world.

The Royal Institute of Philosophy is registered in the United Kingdom as a charity, number 313834, and is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with number 205110, and with a registered office at 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR.

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