Animal Rights and the Ethics of Conservation*

by Paul Ehrlich and Michael Tobias.
(* working title)

This book, and accompanying DVD of film footage from the field, examines key questions regarding environmental ethics and the future of life on earth. A wide ranging examination that covers ecological interdisciplinary fields from paleoanthropology to economics; history, agriculture, philosophy, spirituality, animal rights and conservation biology, human population issues, and the underlying systemic problems which humanity has little time left to address with collective wisdom and, as Carl Jung referred to it, “the heroism of daily life.”

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The Metaphysics of Protection:
Conservation and the History of Idealism

By Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison
A Dancing Star Foundation Book

In The Metaphysics of Protection, Tobias and Morrison examine cross-disciplinary rudiments of nurturance as this instinct and/or learned behavior has affected whole civilizations, cultures, communities and individuals.

Pictures of other culturesExamining ancient Greek and Roman sources, Asiatic spiritual traditions, German idealism and the rise of ethology (zoosemiotics), Tobias and Morrison consider countless scenarios and data sets that go to the core of the biological crisis that has long afflicted the vast wellsprings of biodiversity, but never more so than today. In a deeply affecting, personal… Continue reading