By Robert L Zimdahl

ISBN-10: 0124160433

ISBN-13: 9780124160439

The moment version of Agriculture's moral Horizon is a gently thought of program of philosophical recommendations, resembling utilitarianism and positivism, to the perform of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an method of agriculture guided by way of foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the targets of agricultural and weed technology? What should still their ambitions be? How do and the way may still the practitioners of agriculture deal with advanced moral questions?

This booklet engages scholars, researchers, and pros throughout disciplines together with horticulture, soil and plant technological know-how, entomology, and extra, all with out requiring a history in philosophy. It examines issues akin to medical fact and fantasy, ethical self assurance in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to sustainability, and biotechnology. New to this version is a bankruptcy analyzing the elevating, housing and slaughter of animals for human meals, and a bankruptcy on substitute and natural agricultural systems.

  • Easily understood through non-philosophers
  • Chapter sidebars spotlight vital strategies and will be used to interact scholars in additional discussion
  • Companion web site comprises extra educating aids and a dialogue board

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