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Book Title:Earth's Insights: A Multicultural Survey of Ecological Ethics from the Mediterranean Basin to the Australian Outback
Article/Chapter Title:The Historical Roots of Western European Environmental Attitudes and Values: Islam
Author(s):Callicott, J. Baird
Publisher Name:University of California Press
Place of Publication:Berkeley and Los Angeles
Date of Publication:1994
Annotation:Analyzed in terms of the despotic, stewardship, and citizenship models introduced by the Callicott, Islam is found “unambiguously” anthropocentric. In this short section, he focuses on one tenth-century manuscript, The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn, in order to demonstrate its environmental ethic based on an Islamic understanding of humankind’s rule over the earth guided by virtues of obedience to God, good character, and good works.
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