For a species moral right to exist: the imperative of an adequate environmental ethics
The worsening environmental crisis and the anticipated mass extinction of the world's species require the evolution of an environmental ethics more capable of restraining destructive human actions. Political and business leaders manufacture ever more human need to morally justify, and enable ecosystem liquidation for profit, discouraging human population and consumption stabilization and reduction. The human survival adaptation of moral rights that protects less powerful members of communities by restraining more powerful members, and by doing so benefits both individuals and whole communities, ...
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Staples, Winthrop Roscoe III
Cafaro, Philip, 1962-; Rolston, Holmes III
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Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-Date Issued:1993Format:born digital; articlesIn this paper, "nature" refers to natural forces operating independently of deliberate human activity, that is, spontaneous or wild nature. Human cultural processes interrupt such natural forces. Little pristine nature ...
Author(s):Nathan NobisDate:2016-11-07Format:textbooksThis book provides an overview of the current debates about the nature and extent of our moral obligations to animals. Which, if any, uses of animals are morally wrong, which are morally permissible (i.e., not wrong) and ...
Fracking and Goldilocks Federalism: the too loud, too quiet and just right politics of states and cities Author(s):Fisk, Jonathan M.Date Issued:2015Format:born digital; doctoral dissertationsWicked environmental and energy challenges often originate where energy, the environment and economics intersect (Rittel and Webber 1973). Fracking is one such example. As a practice, it has prompted a certain amount of ...