Philosophy Gone Wild: Environmental Ethics

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Subject Index
Absolute following of nature. See Nature.
Acid rain, 147, 167
Aesthetic value. See Value(s).
Agency, human, 32, 223-232, 233-240, 251, 253
Aliens in nature. See Nature.
Allied Chemical Corporation, 144
Alligators, 42, 185
Altruism, 20, 22, 63-65, 119-120, 208
AMAX, Inc., 168-169
Anthropocentrism, 22, 58-59, 73, 91- 92, 110, 114-115, 145-146, 155, 187, 203, 218, 221
Anthropogenic extinction, 212-213, 216
Artifactual following of nature. See Nature.
Aspen, 85, 214, 256
Astronomical nature. See Nature.
Axiological following of nature. See Nature.
Axiological model, 194
Backpacking, 140, 186, 198, 223-232
Bacteria, 80, 127
Baikal, Lake, 139
Balance of nature, homeostasis. See Nature.
Beetles, 126
Beggar's ticks, tidal shore, 207
Benefit-cost analysis, 180-205
Bequest value. See Value(s).
Bighorn sheep, 185, 198, 231
Biology, 79-81, 139, 184-185, 206, 214- 215, 249, 257-258. See also Information.
Biotic community, 18-29, 55, 161-163, 180, 224-227
Birds, bird-watching, 21, 79, 108, 132, 190, 197, 229, 245-246, 254
Bison, 135
Bobwhite quail, 42, 243
Breaking laws of nature. See Nature.
Buck-stopping maxim, 165
Burden-of-proof maxim, 168-169
Business and environmental ethics, 144-179, 217-218
Butterflies, 21, 38, 257
Canyonlands, 21, 81, 173
Cardinals, 42, 105, 253
Catastrophic extinctions, 216-218
Category mistake, 193
Character-building value. See Value(s).
Chimpanzees, 160
China shop maxim, 159
Christmas, 47, 259
Clear-cutting, 161, 167, 196
CNS maxim, 160
Commanding nature. See Nature.
Comprehensive situated fitness, 130, 162-163, 174, 214-215, 217

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents 7
  • Preface 9
  • I. Ethics and Nature 11
  • 1: Is There an Ecological Ethic? 12
  • Notes 28
  • 2: Can and Ought We to Follow Nature? 30
  • 3: Philosophical Aspects of the Environment 53
  • 4: The River of Life 61
  • Ii. Values in Nature 73
  • 5: Values in Nature 74
  • Notes 89
  • 6: Are Values in Nature Subjective or Objective? 91
  • 7: Values Gone Wild 118
  • Iii. Environmental Philosophy in Practice 143
  • 8: Just Environmental Business 144
  • Introduction 144
  • References 177
  • 9: Valuing Wildlands 180
  • Iv. Nature in Experience 221
  • 11: Lake Solitude 223
  • 12: Meditation at the Precambrian Contact 233
  • 13: Farewell, Washington County 241
  • 14: Nature and Human Emotions 248
  • Subject Index 263
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