Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

Largely autobiographical, this book covers topics such as scientific truth and myth, what agricultural research should be done, an introduction to ethics, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to agriculture, ...

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of agriculture. Discussion of foundational values, of why we practice agriculture as we do, should become a central, rather than peripheral, part of agricultural practice and education. If agricultural scientists do not venture forth to understand and shape the ethical base of the future, it will be imposed by others. Largely autobiographical, this book covers topics such as scientific truth and myth, what agricultural research should be done, an introduction to ethics, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to agriculture, sustainability, and biotechnology. * Written by an expert who has been engaged in agricultural education and research for over 35 years * Content is easily understandable by non-philosophers * The concepts of scientific truth and myth are contrasted and compared * Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion * Companion website will accompany the book with further teaching aids and a discussion board

More Books:

Agriculture's Ethical Horizon
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Robert L. Zimdahl
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Elsevier

What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of
Agriculture's Ethical Horizon
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Robert L Zimdahl
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-30 - Publisher: Elsevier

The second edition of Agriculture's Ethical Horizon is a carefully considered application of philosophical concepts, such as utilitarianism and positivism, to the practice of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an approach to agriculture guided by foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the goals of agricultural and
Agricultural Ethics - An Invitation
Language: en
Pages: 173
Authors: Robert L. Zimdahl
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-13 - Publisher: Springer Nature

I write because I am concerned that I and my agricultural colleagues have avoided addressing the moral dimension of the environmental and social problems we have contributed to. I hope for an exchange of ideas about agriculture's moral dilemmas. I encourage my readers to engage in a collective conversation about
International Law and Agroecological Husbandry
Language: en
Pages: 446
Authors: John W. Head
Categories: LAW
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-25 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Remarkable advances are being made in life science and agricultural research to reform the methods of food production, particularly with regard to staple grain and legume crops, in ways that will better reflect ecological realities. However, advances in science may be insufficient to ensure that these possibilities for agricultural reform
American Entomologist
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John W. Head
Categories: Electronic journals
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

Books about American Entomologist