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The Moral Status of Nature: Reasons to Care for the Natural World

  title={The Moral Status of Nature: Reasons to Care for the Natural World},
  author={Lars Samuelsson},
The subject-matter of this essay is the moral status of nature. This subject is dealt with in terms of normative reasons. The main question is if there are direct normative reasons to care for natu ... 
Can the Act of Destroying Nature be Evil in Itself? : A Virtue Ethical Approach to the Last Man Thought Experiment
Can the Act of Destroying Nature be Evil in Itself? : A Virtue Ethical Approach to the Last Man Thought Experiment
At the centre of what? : a critical note on the centrism-terminology in environmental ethics
The distinction between anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric theories, together with the more fine-grained distinction between anthropocentrism, biocentrism and ecocentrism, are probably two of ...
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Ever since environmental ethics (EE) began to take form as an academic discipline in the early 1970s, the notion of intrinsic value has occupied a prominent position within the field. Recently,
What is Wrong with Extinction
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It's All in the Brain A Theory of the Qualities of Perception
This dissertation concerns the location and nature of phenomenal qualities. Arguably, these qualities naively seem to belong to perceived external objects. However, we also seem to experience pheno
It's All About the Brain


A Morally Deep World: An Essay on Moral Significance and Environmental Ethics
Introduction: Towards the horizons of the moral universe 1. Some background - much of which is still in the foreground 2. Sweet reason 3. A matter of interest 4. Holism 5. A brief essay on the
The limits of morality
Against ordinary morality the structure of ordinary morality doing harm intending harm without constraints avoiding the appeal the appeal to cost the negative argument the positive argument
The Moral Problem
1. What is the Moral Problem? 2. The Expressivist Challenge. 3. The Externalist Challenge. 4. The Humean Theory of Motivation. 5. An Anti-Humean Theory of Normative Reasons. 6. How to Solve the Moral
Foundations of Environmental Ethics
This book examines the social and philosophical attitudes in Western culture that relate to the environment including aesthetics, wildlife, and land use. Both the historical significance and a
Morals Based on Needs
The concept of "need" has been analyzed by numerous modern philosophers. While they usually view need as a necessary condition for avoiding harm, Morals Based on Needs gives "basic needs" a
Rationality in inquiry : on the revisability of cognitive standards
The topic of this study is to what extent standards of rational inquiry can be rationally criticized and revised. It is argued that it is rational to treat all such standards as open to criticism a
The relevance of environmental ethical theories for policy making
The issue addressed is whether differences in environmental ethical theory have any relevance for the practical issues of environmental management and policy-making. Norton’s answer, expressed as a
Enquiries: Concerning Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals
Reprinted from the posthumous edition of 1777 and edited with introduction, comparative tables of contents, and analytical index by L. A. Selby-Bigge. Third edition with text revised and notes by P.
Value in Nature and the Nature of Value
  • H. Rolston
  • Psychology
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement
  • 1994
I offer myself as a nature guide, exploring for values. Many before us have got lost and we must look the world over. The unexamined life is not worth living; life in an unexamined world is not
Moral Reasons
My primary aim in this essay is to clarify the notion of a moral reason. To accomplish this, I criticise in the first section the main conceptions of moral reasons. In the second and third section, I