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  • Title: Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living
  • Author: Melissa Lane
  • ISBN: 9780691151243
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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 LaneAn 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 relevant today than ever.
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    Commentaires:

    Nick Geiser
    Eco-Republic is an awkward book. Lane is a very distinguished Plato scholar and tries to arbitrage her expertise into environmental political theory, but the result reads like a confused mixture of normative argument and interpretation. The most interesting part of the book in my view is Chapter 3 where Lane tries to address the negligibility of individual environmentally conscious acts. It is telling that the index contains no mention of "collective action problems", "assurance problems," or an [...]

    Kirsten
    I can't even remember a lot of detail about the book short as it was because I think I just tuned out somewhere in the middle. I have a grave misfortune of feeling like I need to finish every book I bring home from the library, so I soldiered through. The gist of what I got out of it was that this book was incredibly dry, even by my standards (I'm told I read a lot of terribly boring books). It was more about ancient Greek philosophers than the environment. She tried to make the connections, but [...]

    Mohsin Butt
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    Eric
    My review of this book is up at the Englewood Review of Books, erbngdomnow.

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