Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue
176 pages, 6 x 9
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Release Date:01 Jun 2013
ISBN:9780870717147
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Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue

Reconnecting Sportsmanship and Conservation

Oregon State University Press

Do hunting and fishing lead to the development of environmentalvirtues? In Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue,Charles List provides an ethical defense of field sports, arguing thatthere is a connection between them and conservation. The book examinesenvironmental virtues present in the conservation practiced by TheodoreRoosevelt and Aldo Leopold; considers arguments frequently deployedagainst hunting and fishing; and examines the changes needed toincorporateand reinvigorate the connection between field sports andvirtue.

Charles J. List grew up hunting pheasants andfishing for walleyes in Minnesota and Iowa. A professor of philosophyat SUNY-Plattsburgh in northern New York, he teaches collegecourses on environmental ethics, outdoor ethics, fly fishing, andhunting ethics and has authored numerous articles on the ethicalissues surrounding hunting and fishing.

Part One: Philosophy and Field Sports

Chapter 1: The Sportsman Thesis

Chapter 2: From Beginner to Expert

Chapter 3: Character Enriching Activities

Part Two: Environmental Ethics and Field Sports

Chapter 4: From Gentlemen to Conservationists

Chapter 5: The Biotic Good

Chapter 6: Environmental Virtues

Part Three: Problems for the Sportsman Thesis

Chapter 7: The Substitution Problem

Chapter 8: The Elitism of Field Sports

Chapter 9: Codes for Field Sports

Part Four: Implications for the Future of Field Sports

Chapter 10: Sportsmen and Citizenship

Chapter 11: Money and Politics

Chapter 12: Sportsmen Education

Chapter 13: Game and Wildlife

Chapter 14: The Structure of Outdoor Recreation
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