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As industry and technology proliferate in modern society, sustainability has jumped to the forefront of contemporary political and environmental discussions. The balance between progress and the earth's ability to provide for its inhabitants grows increasingly precarious as we attempt to achieve sustainable development. In The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics, Paul B. Thompson articulates a new agrarian philosophy, emphasizing the vital role of agrarianism in modern agricultural practices. Thompson, a highly regarded voice in environmental philosophy, unites concepts of agrarian philosophy, political theory, and environmental ethics to illustrate the importance of creating and maintaining environmentally conscious communities. Thompson describes the evolution of agrarian values in America, following the path blazed by Thomas Jefferson, John Steinbeck, and Wendell Berry. Providing a pragmatic approach to ecological responsibility and commitment, The Agrarian Vision is a significant, compelling argument for the practice of a reconfigured and expanded agrarianism in our efforts to support modern industrialized culture while also preserving the natural world.

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  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. v
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction: Sustainability and Agrarian Ideals
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. Chapter 1: Sustainability and Environmental Philosophy
  2. pp. 18-41
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  1. Chapter 2: The Philosophy of Farming in America
  2. pp. 42-61
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  1. Chapter 3: Political Values and the Future of U.S. Agriculture
  2. pp. 62-86
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  1. Chapter 4: The Moral Significance of Land
  2. pp. 87-110
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  1. Chapter 5: Farming as a Focal Practice
  2. pp. 111-135
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  1. Chapter 6: Food and Community
  2. pp. 136-154
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  1. Chapter 7: Why Philosophy Matters for Agricultural Policy; Why Agricultural Policy Matters for Sustainability
  2. pp. 155-174
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  1. Chapter 8: Sustainability and the Social Goals of Agriculture
  2. pp. 175-195
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  1. Chapter 9: The Road to Sustainability
  2. pp. 196-214
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  1. Chapter 10: Sustainability as a Norm
  2. pp. 215-233
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  1. Chapter 11: Sustainability
  2. pp. 234-255
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  1. Chapter 12: Sustainability, Social Movements, and Hope
  2. pp. 256-276
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 277-291
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 293-300
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  1. References
  2. pp. 301-318
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 319-323
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  1. Back Cover
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