While environmental philosophers have been striving to extend ethics to deal with future generations and nonhuman life forms, very little work has been undertaken to address what is perhaps a more profound deficiency in received ethical doctrines, that they have very little impact on how people live. I explore Alasdair MacIntyre's work on narratives and traditions and defend a radicalization of his arguments as a direction for making environmental ethics efficacious.
Applied ethics : critical concepts in philosophy / R. Chadwick & D. Schroeder (eds.),
Vol. 1, Chapter 19, pp. 300-319