The Crisis in Global Ethics and the Future of Global Governance
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The Crisis in Global Ethics and the Future of Global Governance

Fulfilling the Promise of the Earth Charter

Edited by Peter Burdon, Klaus Bosselmann and Kirsten Engel

This thought-provoking book stimulates dialogue and action on the role of global ethics in the governance of individual societies and the international order. Such inquiry is imperative given the extraordinary challenges that face the world today. Leading figures in environmental ethics, philosophy and law approach questions surrounding global ethics and governance from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives.
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Chapter 16: Rewilding the covenant of life with compassion: a future for global and sustainability ethics

William S. Lynn

Abstract

This chapter seeks to push Engel’s writing on the Earth Charter into a sphere of moral concern it has yet to fully address: the intrinsic values of animals and the kind of urgent moral obligations we have to them at this critical historical juncture of our shared social and evolutionary existence. It contends that this is a blind spot generally shared by most global ethics, governance and institutional initiatives, including the Earth Charter. Yet Engel’s covenantal ethics offers a promising avenue for addressing precisely this lacuna.

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