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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wenz S. Peter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1945


-- Wenz S. Peter on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=wenz+s.+peter


Illinois Connection

Peter is a professor of philiosophy and legal studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peter is Professor Emeritus of philiosophy and legal studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He also has an appointment to the Institute for Legal, Administrative and Policy Studies. He also serves as adjunct professor of medical humanities at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.


Published Works

  • Political Philosophies in Moral Conflict , McGraw-Hill Humanities, 2006
  • Environmental Justice (Suny Series in Environmental Public Policy), State University of New York Press, 1988
  • Environmental Ethics Today, Oxford University Press, 2000
  • Nature's Keeper (Ethics And Action), Temple University Press, 1996
  • Abortion Rights as Religious Freedom (Ethics And Action) , Temple University Press, 1992
  • Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates , The MIT Press, 2009


Selected Titles At Your Library

Political philosophies in moral conflict /
ISBN: 0073132497. OCLC Number:

McGraw-Hill,. Boston :. ©2007.

Environmental justice /
ISBN: 0887066453. OCLC Number:

State University of New York Press,. Albany :. ©1988.

Environmental ethics today /
ISBN: 0195133846. OCLC Number:

Oxford University Press,. New York :. 2001.

"Environmental Ethics Today is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the environment, our species, and species diversity. This wide-ranging introduction to major issues and questions in environmental ethics employs an accessible, journalistic style - featuring current facts, real controversies, individual stories, and a vivid narrative - that engages readers and gives meaning to abstract philosophical concepts. Topics discussed include pollution permits for corporations, medical experimentation on animals, genetic engineering, economic globalization, biodiversity, and much more. Theories and methods such as utilitarianism, contractarianism, and hermeneutics are introduced as needed to help readers understand and attempt to resolve environmental conflicts. The book considers the views of many thinkers including Father Thomas Berry, Wendell Berry, J. Baird Callicott, Jane Goodall, Garrett Hardin, David Korten, Aldo Leopold, Arne Naess, Val Plumwood, Daniel Quinn, Tom Regan, Holmes Rolston III, Vandana Shiva, Julian Simon, Peter Singer, and Karen Warren. An exceptional primary text for courses in environmental ethics and environmental values, Environmental Ethics Today is also excellent reading for general course in moral problems, business ethics, environmental studies, and women's studies."--Jacket.

Nature's keeper /
ISBN: 1566394287. OCLC Number:

Temple University Press,. Philadelphia :. 1996.

Abortion rights as religious freedom /
ISBN: 0877228574. OCLC Number:

Temple University Press,. Philadelphia :. 1992.

Beyond red and blue :
ISBN: 0262012952. OCLC Number:

MIT Press,. Cambridge, Mass. :. ©2009.

Why Americans do not divide neatly into red and blue or right and left but form coalitions across party lines on hot-button issues ranging from immigration to same-sex marriage.


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