The Anguish of Wildlife Ethics
Mathews, Freya, New Formations
Abstract As an environmental philosopher I had long been aware of dilemmas between animal ethics and ecological ethics, but now, as the manager of my own biodiversity reserve, I was facing these dilemmas in a more gut-wrenching and complex form than I had ever encountered in the classroom. Pressured by environmental authorities to cull kangaroos on my property, in the name of ecological ethics, I started thinking about the very meaning of ethics, its origins in the evolution of society and its material and metaphysical presuppositions. Two different conceptions of the normative root of society emerged, the deontic conception, appropriate within the material and metaphysical framework of …
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Publication information: Article title: The Anguish of Wildlife Ethics. Contributors: Mathews, Freya - Author. Journal title: New Formations. Issue: 76 Publication date: July 1, 2012. Page number: 114+. © Lawrence & Wishart Spring 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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