- Title Pages
- Introduction: Adapting Humanity
- I Adapting Restoration to Climate Change
- 1 Nature Restoration as a Paradigm for the Human Relationship with Nature
- 2 Environmental Virtues and the Aims of Restoration
- 3 Global Warming and Virtues of Ecological Restoration
- 4 History, Novelty, and Virtue in Ecological Restoration
- II Integrating Ecology into the Virtue of Justice
- 5 The Death of Restoration?
- 6 Animal Flourishing and Capabilities in an Era of Global Change
- 7 Environment as Meta-capability: Why a Dignified Human Life Requires a Stable Climate System
- 8 Justice, Ecological Integrity, and Climate Change
- III Adjusting Character to a Changing Environment
- 9 Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warming
- 10 The Virtue of Responsibility for the Global Climate
- 11 Rethinking Greed
- 12 Are We the Scum of the Earth? Climate Change, Geoengineering, and Humanity’s Challenge
- IV Reorganizing Institutions to Enable Human Virtue
- 13 The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Caused by Us
- 14 Human Values and Institutional Responses to Climate Change
- 15 Alienation and the Commons
- 16 Thinking like a Planet
- About the Contributors
- (p.222) (p.223) 11 Rethinking Greed
- Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change
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This chapter explains the nature of the vice of greed, focusing on what can be called “modest greed.” It illuminates why the globally wealthy may be greedy even when not obsessive about wealth or status, and why greed will be an especially problematic vice for future generations.
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