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 radicalization of his arguments as a direction for making environmental ethics efficacious.
Vol. 20, no. 1 (Spring 1998), pp. 3-21