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Convergence, Noninstrumental Value and the Semantics of 'Love': Reply to Norton

Katie McShane

Environmental Values 17(2008): 15-22. doi: 10.3197/096327108X271923


Bryan Norton argues that my recent critique of anthropocentrism presupposes J. Baird Callicott's philosophically problematic distinction between intrinsic and instrumental value and that the problems that it raises for anthropocentrism in general are in fact only problems for strong anthropocentrism. I argue, first, that my own view does not presuppose Callicott's distinction, nor any claims about instrumental value, and second, that the problems it raises for anthropocentrism apply to weak and strong anthropocentrism alike.


Anthropocentrism, Norton, value, intrinsic, instrumental

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Two Distinctions in Environmental Goodness. Karen Green

Anthropocentrism vs. Nonanthropocentrism: Why Should We Care?.Katie McShane

Convergence, Noninstrumental Value and the Semantics of 'Love': Comment on McShane. Bryan G. Norton

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Value Typology in Cost-Benefit Analysis. Seth D. Baum

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