Critique of Callicott's Biosocial Moral Theory

  title={Critique of Callicott's Biosocial Moral Theory},
  author={John Hadley},
  journal={Ethics \& the Environment},
  pages={67 - 78}
  • J. Hadley
  • Published 2 May 2007
  • Psychology
  • Ethics & the Environment
J. Baird Callicott's claim to have unified environmentalism and animal liberation should be rejected by holists and liberationists. By making relations of intimacy necessary for moral considerability, Callicott excludes from the moral community nonhuman animals unable to engage in intimate relations due to the circumstances of their confinement. By failing to afford moral protection to animals in factory farms and research laboratories, Callicott's biosocial moral theory falls short of meeting… 
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