By James D. Proctor, David M. Smith

This ebook represents a landmark exploration of the typical terrain of geography and ethics. Drawing jointly in particular commissioned contributions from exotic geographers around the united kingdom, North the United States and Australasia, where of geography in ethics and of ethics in geography is tested via wide-ranging, thematic chapters.Geography and Ethics is split into 4 sections for dialogue and exploration of principles: Ethics and house; Ethics and position; Ethics and Nature and Ethics and data, all of which element to the wealthy interaction among geography and ethical philosophy or ethics.

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Less obviously, capitalism inserts itself into local cultures and structures of power, creating a multiplicity of forms under a single logic. The ethic within capitalism contains the message of human emancipation, freedom and rights: the language of rights formulated eloquently by Kant (1996) [1797] and Locke (1970) [1690]. But this ethic of emancipation is contradicted by the structures of economic and social power that capitalism erects: structures of exploitation and domination fuelled by human labour and the natural world.

This disenchantment altered the framework in which people had lived their spiritual lives. Nietzsche, in his “God is dead” passage used the term “horizon” to characterize such constructions: “How could we drink up the sea? ” (Nietzsche 1887: para. 125). Though modernity questions all frameworks, we nonetheless cannot live our lives without some framework. To have no source of meaning, no values, and no context within which to define our world would render us inhuman or insane. Though frameworks change as societies change, we cannot dispense with them altogether.

Nietzsche 1887: para. 125). Though modernity questions all frameworks, we nonetheless cannot live our lives without some framework. To have no source of meaning, no values, and no context within which to define our world would render us inhuman or insane. Though frameworks change as societies change, we cannot dispense with them altogether. Like language, they are a fundamental constituent of who we are, how we think and why we act. We come to full expression of ourselves through our frameworks and cannot exist without them.

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