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dc.contributor.advisorCafaro, Philip, 1962-
dc.contributor.advisorRolston, Holmes III
dc.contributor.authorStaples, Winthrop Roscoe III
dc.contributor.committeememberKnight, Richard L.
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T07:49:41Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.descriptionDepartment Head: Jane Kneller.
dc.description2009 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 199-206).
dc.description.abstractThe 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, must evolve to meet these challenges. This vital step in human social evolution must build on the recognition that all species have immense intrinsic value, and that like humanity, all species are ongoing entities, superindividuals that have an interest in surviving.
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifier2009_spring_Staples.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2009100001PHIL
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/21823
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationCatalog record number (MMS ID): 991012199149703361
dc.relationGE42.S735 2009
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectanimal rights
dc.subjectbiotic right
dc.subjectspecies moral rights
dc.subjectecosystem liquidation
dc.subjectnonhuman rights
dc.subjectenvironmental ethics
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental ethics
dc.subject.lcshAnimal rights -- Environmental aspects
dc.titleFor a species moral right to exist: the imperative of an adequate environmental ethics
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thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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