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Author Krebs, Angelika, 1961-

Title Ethics of nature : a map / Angelika Krebs ; with a foreword by Bernard Williams
Published Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 162 pages) : illustrations
Series Perspectives in analytical philosophy = Perspektiven der analytischen Philosophie ; Bd. 22
Perspectives in analytical philosophy ; Bd. 22
Contents Guest Foreword / Bernard Williams -- Synopsis of Argument -- Why an Ethics of Nature? -- The Philosophical Discipline of the Ethics of Nature -- The Objective of This Study -- Basic Concepts -- Nature -- A Definition of "Nature" for Environmental Ethics -- Oikos, Cosmos, and the Human Body -- Conservation versus Cultivation of Nature -- Ethics -- The Object of Ethics and the Distinction between Intrinsic and Instrumental Value -- Good Human Life and Right Human Life -- Good Human Life -- The Core -- Basic Options -- Luxury -- The Well-Being and the Agency Aspect of Good Human Life -- The Hedonistic Challenge -- Three Forms of Pleasure -- An Answer to the Hedonistic Challenge -- The Objection to Paternalism -- Moral Concern and Self-Interest -- The Hermeneutics and the Justification of Moral Culture -- Anthropocentrism versus Physiocentrism -- The Boundaries of the Moral Universe -- "Extensional Anthropocentrism" versus "Extensional Physiocentrism" -- The Absolute Strategy in the Ethics of Nature -- "Epistemic Anthropocentrism" versus "Epistemic Physiocentrism" -- Seven Anthropocentric Arguments for the Value of Nature -- The Basic Needs Argument -- Classical Thoughts -- The Argument -- Lost Peace with Nature? The Need for Environmental History -- Some Reasons Why the Basic Needs Argument Is Not as Effective as You Might Expect -- Two Versions of the Basic Needs Argument which Incorporate Intrinsic Value Claims for Nature -- "Nature Knows Best" -- The Motivational Version -- The Aisthesis Argument -- Literary Thoughts -- The Argument
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-156) and index
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Subject Environmental ethics.
Philosophy of nature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 311080283X (electronic bk.)
9783110802832 (electronic bk.)