ETHICS OF CONSUMPTION November 7, 2005
David Crocker and Toby Linden, The Ethics of Consumption Rowman and Littlefield, 1997 (564 pages)
Technology and the Good Life by Eric Higgs (Editor), Andrew Light (Editor), David Strong
2000. Davis Baird thinks this is good. Reviewed in EE fall 2003. Possibly good says Ned:
Intro by Higgs, Light, Strong, or Durbin's short phil of tech retro and prospective views?? Or
Thomas Power's article "Trapped in Consumption: modern Social Structure and the
Entrenchment of the Devise" (really about how economy traps people in consumption)
"Ethics of Seeing: consuming Environments" Ethics and the Environment 9,2 Fall/Winter 2004
includes "'You belong Outside': Advertising, Nature and the SUV"; papers by communications
Cafaro, Philip, "Less is More: Economic Consumption and the Good Life." Philosophy Today 42(1998): 26-39. We should judge economic consumption on whether it improves or detracts from our lives, and act on that basis. The issue of consumption is placed in the context of living a good life, in order to discuss its justifiable limits. Two important areas of our economic activity, food consumption and transportation, are examined from an eudaimonist perspective. From the perspective of our enlightened self-interest, we see that when it comes to economic consumption, less is more. Not always, and not beyond a certain minimum level. But often, less is more; especially for the middle and upper class members of wealthy industrial societies. This is the proper perspective from which to consider environmentalists' calls for limiting consumption in order to protect nature. (v.9,#3)
Dale Jamieson, Companion to Environmental Philosophy, Blackwell Publishing 2001, includes 34. Consumption: Mark Sagoff (Institute For Philosophy and Publc Policy).
Dr. David E. Shi The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture (1985)
Robin and Dominguez, Your Money Or Your Life
Sharing Nature's Interest : Ecological Footprints as an Indicator of Sustainability by Nicky
Chambers, Craig Simmons, Mathis Wackernage 2001 Earthscan Pubns Ltd; ISBN: 1853837393
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor,
Redefining Progress 2001 Berrett-Koehler ; ISBN: 1576751511
By John de Graaf, Editor, Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork & Time Poverty In America
Graceful Simplicity: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of Simple Living by Jerome M. Segal, © 1999 by Jerome M. Segal. Published by Henry Holt and Company LLC.
Segal, Consumer Expenditures and the Growth of Need-Required Income in Crocker, eds, Ethics of Consumption
Paul Wachtel, Alternatives to the Consumer Soceity, in Crocker, eds, Ethics of Consumption
John De Graff: Turbocapitalism, Robert Franks, Winner Take All Society
Mark Sagoff, "Do we consume too much?" Atlantic Monthly and reply by Paul Ehrlich et al.n I have the Sagoff in Westra/Werhand, The business of consumption. I have copy too. He argues that it is a fallacy to think we are running out of resources-lots of stats and facts supporting, but too much not much analysis; same old economics doesn't address env. issue here, but moral reasons support claim consume too much. http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/97jun/consume.htm
Ehrilich's reply is at (and I have) http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/97dec/enviro.htm
Laura Westra and Patricia Werhane, The Business of Consumption: Environmental Ethics and the Global Economy Rowman and Littlefield Sept 1998.
A.L. Hammond, "Limits to Consumption and Economic Growth: The Middle Ground," Philosophy and Public Policy, 15,4 (1995): 9-12.
"The Ethics of Consumption," Report from the Institute of Philosophy and Public Policy (QQ) 15, 4. I have.
The Ethics of Waste: How We Relate to Rubbish by Gay Hawkins Nov 2004 Rowman and Littlefield