Preservation versus the People? Nature, Humanity, and Political Philosophy

Synopsis

This book looks anew at the question of nature preservation as public policy. The philosophy of nature preservation has to date focused on whether arguments for nature preservation should be centred on the value of nature itself (ecocentrism) or derived human benefits (anthropocentrism). This book argues that this way of thinking about the problem of preservation has been counter-productive for environmental ethics. Instead we need to unite both views around a concern for the irreplaceability of natural objects.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Mathew Humphrey
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2002