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The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Agricultural Ethics in East Asian Perspective

A Transpacific Dialogue

Editors: Thompson, Paul B., Thompson, Kirill O. (Eds.)

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  • The only work presenting East-West perspectives in agrarian and environmental ethics, agricultural biotechnology, food ethics and alternative agriculture
  • Provides a useful introduction to agrarian thought and values in East Asia
  • Includes reports on recent fieldwork in preserving agricultural heritage and building consensus on sustainable farming in East Asia
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About this book

This book brings together agricultural ethics scholars from the US, Japan and Taiwan to discuss crucial issues in agricultural ethics and sustainability ethics in comparative context.  Agricultural ethics and sustainability ethics are wide-ranging and closely linked to environmental ethics, bioethics, virtue ethics, animal welfare, soil conservation, not to mention rural traditions and lifestyles.  Six of the chapters cover historical traditions and values in Europe, the US and East Asia.  Four of the chapters cover the role of virtue ethics in the analysis of agrarian and environmental ethics, agricultural biotechnology, food ethics, and alternative agriculture, respectively.  Finally, two of the chapters cover field efforts of agricultural ethics involving preserving agricultural heritage and building consensus for sustainable farming, respectively.  Although the papers are divided into three groups, their contents are interconnected and mutually informative.

About the authors

Kirill Thompson – b. Northfield, Minnesota. Received advanced degrees from the University of Hawaii. Teaches in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department & serves as Assoc. Dean for Humanities at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IHS) of NTU. Currently a short-term visiting research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Research (IAR) of Nagoya University. Thompson is broadly interested in the humanities.  Specialized in the philosophy of Zhu Xi and Song-Ming Neo-Confucianism, he also investigates early Chinese philosophy, e.g., Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, Sophism, such later traditions as Buddhism, Japanese Confucianism, and Zen. He is also interested in Greek thought through Plato, modern philosophy, and 19th and 20th century philosophy, such as American transcendentalism, existentialism, early analytic philosophy, notably Wittgenstein, etc.  He has published book chapters, articles, and reviews in Chinese philosophy in Philosophy East and West, Asian Philosophy, China Review International, etc., and on Samuel Beckett, Thorstein Veblen, Thomas Gray, Henry David Thoreau, and other kindred spirits. He is currently involved in “humanities for the environment” projects.
Professor Paul B. Thompson holds the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, where he serves on the faculty in the departments of Philosophy, Community Sustainability and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has held posts at Texas A&M University and Purdue University. Thompson’s research and teaching has focused on ethical and philosophical topics in food and agriculture. He is the author or co-author of over two hundred articles in refereed journals or scholarly books. His book From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. It won the “Book of the Year” award for 2015 from the North American Society for Social Philosophy.  His book The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics was released in a revised and updated second edition in 2017.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Agrarian Environmental Philosophy in an Inter-cultural Context

    Pages 1-11

    Thompson, Paul B.

  • Agrarian Tradition and Chinese Culture: An Interpretive Overview

    Pages 13-22

    Huang, Chun-chieh

  • The Agricultural Ethics of Ninomiya Sontoku

    Pages 23-35

    Yamauchi, Tomosaburo

  • Andō Shōeki’s Agrarian Utopianism: An East Asian Philosophical Contextualization

    Pages 37-56

    Tucker, John A.

  • Agricultural Ethics in Early Chinese Perspective: Some Issues

    Pages 57-75

    Thompson, Kirill O.

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Ethics in East Asian Perspective
Book Subtitle
A Transpacific Dialogue
Editors
  • Paul B. Thompson
  • Kirill O. Thompson
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92603-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92603-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92602-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06471-6
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 221
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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