Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics

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INDEX
agent, 14–16, 47–53, 57,131–33, 150– 51, 232–34, 246–47
anthropocentrism, 11–12, 11n, 20, 143, 146, 177, 226, 312, 313
appraisal respect, 60n, 183
appropriate technologies, 289–90, 289n
Aristotle, 61n, 198n
Attfield, R., 270n
attitude of respect, 41–43, 46, 71– 72, 80–90,100; as an ultimate attitude, 41–42, 90–98. See also recognition respect; respect for nature; respect for persons
autonomy rights, 239–40, 250
Baier, A., 12n
Baier, K., 25n, 28n
balance of nature, 8–9
belief-system, 41–45, 98, 99–100, 119, 158–68, 309
biocentric outlook on nature, 44– 46, 99–158; argument for, 158–68; relation among components of, 153–55; and respect for nature, 44–47, 99–100, 134, 155–56, 167– 68, 226, 252, 309
biocentrism, 11–14, 20–21, 306, 312
bioculture, 53–55, 310; ethics of, 53– 58
biology, its relation to ethics, 47– 53, 102–104
Blackstone, W., 68n, 236n
Brandt, R., 76n
character. See standards of character; virtue
competing claims, 20–21, 244–45, 258–60, 262–64, 268. See also priority principles
conflict between humans and nonhumans. See competing claims
conservation, common, 298–99, 303
considerateness, 207–208, 213
Daly, H., 258n
Darwall, S., 25n, 60n, 65n
Descartes, R., 143–46
direct killing, 290–91
distributive justice, 270, 291–304, 305
Donagan, A., 43n
ecology, 50–52; evolutionary, 6–7, 8n
ecosystem, 3–9, 7n, 101,103, 116– 17, 182, 189–90, 194
Ehrenfeld, D., 104n
Elliot, R., 118n
endangered species, protection of, 11, 194, 196, 198, 223
environmental ethics, 9–10, 59, 75n, 168, 219; compared with human ethics, 40–47, 89, 150–52, 226, 255, 256–60, 275–76, 307–309; distinguished from the ethics of the bioculture, 53–54. See also biocentrism; respect for nature
environmental integration, 299– 301, 303
equity, 211–12, 213
ethical ideal, 264, 306, 307–13. See also harmony between civilization and nature
ethics of the bioculture. See bioculture, ethics of
evolution, 49–50, 111–13, 113n, 177. See also ecology, evolutionary
exploitative attitude, 51–52, 95–96, 133, 226, 273–75, 277, 309

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword to the 25Th Anniversary Edition ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • One - Environmental Ethics and Human Ethics 3
  • Two - The Attitude of Respect for Nature 59
  • Three - The Biocentric Outlook on Nature 99
  • Four - The Ethical System 169
  • Five - Do Animals and Plants Have Rights? 219
  • Six - Competing Claims and Priority Principles 256
  • Bibliography 315
  • Index 325
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