The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics book cover.

The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

November 26, 1994 Author:

The Spirit of the Soil challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. Paul B. Thompson identifies four `worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities; productionism, stewardship, economics and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology from these ethical perspectives. This book achieves an open-ended account of sustainability designed to minimize hubris and help us to recapture the spirit of the soil.

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W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food & Community Ethics


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Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson
thomp649@msu.edu

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