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Non-Anthropocentrism? A Killing Objection

Tony Lynch and David Wells

Environmental Values 7(1998): 151-163. doi: 10.3197/096327198129341519

To take the idea of a non-anthropocentric ethic of nature seriously is to abandon morality itself. The idea of humanity is not an optional extra for moral seriousness. Non-anthropocentric environmental ethicists mistake the kind of value non-human entities may bear. It is not moral value, but aesthetic value.


KEYWORDS: non-anthropocentrism, humanity, killing, aesthetic value

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Deep Ecology as an Aesthetic Movement. Tony Lynch

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles:

A Constrained-Utility Alternative to Animal Rights Joshua Frank

The Misbegotten Child of Deep Ecology.Stephen Avery

Animal Ethics and the Argument from Absurdity. Elisa Aaltola



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