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Representing Non-Human Interests

Alfonso Donoso

Environmental Values 26 (2017): 607-628. doi: 10.3197/096327117X15002190708137

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ABSTRACT

In environmental ethics, the legal and political representation of non-humans is a widespread aspiration. Its supporters see representative institutions that give voice to non-humans' interests as a promising strategy for responding to the illegitimate worldwide exploitation of non-human beings. In this article I engage critically with those who support this form of representation, and address two issues central to any account concerned with the legal and political representation of non-human living beings: what should be represented? And what are the conditions of such a representation? The answers I provide to these queries count as a first step towards a comprehensive account of the institutional representation of non-human nature.


KEYWORDS

Environmental ethics, non-human interests, political representation, biocentrism, individualism

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Beyond Human Racism. Robyn Eckersley

Reconciling Anthropocentric and Nonanthropocentric Environmental Ethics. James P. Sterba

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