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Non-Anthropocentrism? A Killing Objection

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Abstract:

To take the idea of a non-anthropocentric ethic of nature seriously is to abandon morality itself. The idea of humanity is not an optional extra for moral seriousness. Non-anthropocentric environmental ethicists mistake the kind of value non-human entities may bear. It is not moral value, but aesthetic value.

Keywords: aesthetic value; humanity; killing; non-anthropocentrism

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096327198129341519

Publication date: May 1, 1998

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  • Environmental Values is an international peer-reviewed journal that brings together contributions from philosophy, economics, politics, sociology, geography, anthropology, ecology and other disciplines, which relate to the present and future environment of human beings and other species. In doing so we aim to clarify the relationship between practical policy issues and more fundamental underlying principles or assumptions.

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