Character and environment is the first theoretically rigorous book length defense of a virtue ethics approach to environmental ethics with detailed well thought through positions on key topics such as the proper characterization of virtue criteria for judging right action and whether virtue theoretic approaches are necessarily . Character and environment will engage any reader with an interest in environmental ethics virtue ethics or moral philosophy a welcome addition to a much neglected corner of the ethical foundations of environmental ethics. Ronald l sandler character and environment a virtue oriented approach to environmental ethics columbia university press 2007 201pp 4500 hbk isbn 9780231141062 in sum character and environment is an excellent addition to the literature in virtue ethics and in environmental ethics it . Virtue ethics is now widely recognized as an alternative to kantian and consequentialist ethical theories however moral philosophers have been slow to bring virtue ethics to bear on topics in applied ethics moreover environmental virtue ethics is an underdeveloped area of environmental ethics . There are two central components to the virtue oriented approach to environmental ethics a theory of environmental virtue and an approach to environmental decision making the previous chapters focused on the former this chapter concerns the latter
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