Respect for Nature A Theory of Environment Ethics

ISBN-10: 0691150249
ISBN-13: 9780691150246
Edition: 25th 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Paul W. Taylor
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Book details

Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreword to the 25th Anniversary Edition
Acknowledgments
Environmental Ethics and Human Ethics
Introduction
Moral Agents and Moral Subjects
Formal Conditions for Valid Moral Principles
Material Conditions for Valid Moral Principles: The Content of Human Ethics
The Structural Symmetry between Human Ethics and Environmental Ethics
Biology and Ethics
A Note on the Ethics of the Bioculture
The Attitude of Respect for Nature
Introduction
The Concept of the Good of a Being
The Concept of Inherent Worth
Having and Expressing the Attitude of Respect for Nature
Respect for Nature as an Ultimate Attitude
The Biocentric Outlook on Nature
The Biocentric Outlook and the Attitude of Respect for Nature
Humans as Members of the Earth's Community of Life
The Natural World as a System of Interdependence
Individual Organisms as Teleological Centers of Life
The Denial of Human Superiority
The Argument for the Biocentric Outlook
The Ethical System
The Basic Rules of Conduct
Priority Principles
The Basic Standards of Virtue
Do Animals and Plants Have Rights?
Legal Rights and Moral Rights
Analysis of the Assertion of Moral Rights
The Defeasibility of Rights
Is If Logically Conceivable for Animals and/or Plants to Have Moral Rights?
A Modified Concept of Moral Rights
Competing Claims and Priority Principles
The General Problem of Competing Claims
Human Rights and the Inherent Worth of Nonhumans
Five Priority Principles for the Fair Resolution of Conflicting Claims
The Principle of Self-Defense
The Principle of Proportionality
The Principle of Minimum Wrong
The Principle of Distributive Justice
The Principle of Restitutive Justice
The Ethical Ideal of Harmony between Human Civilization and Nature
The Normative Function of the Ethical Ideal
Bibliography
Index

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