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Click to edit Master subtitle style Is nature intrinsically valuable? Is anthropocentrism so bad?
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Introduction “Should other species have rights? Are all species equal?” Anthropocentric questions?
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How and why should humans value nature? Economy Aesthetics Intrinsic (inherent) value http://reliableanswers.com/images/wallpaper/yosemite_upper_falls.jpg http://www.jewelinfo4u.com/images/Gallery/ekati_diamond_mine.jpg
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Should “environmental” ethics be based on human needs or nature itself ?
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Core concepts in environmental ethics—offering different view s 5 key concepts or positions Anthropocentrism Intrinsic (inherent) value (most interesting, challenging) Biocentrism Ecocentrism Deep ecology
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Anthropocentrism [Hu]man-centered Can be strategically and practically valuable Can promote status quo, always placing humans first
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Intrinsic value “Nature for nature’s sake”? Complications… Perspective 1: intrinsic as anthropocentric-in- disguise “In the facts of the object, is there anything of value?” No
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Values as anthropocentric, or at least anthropogenic (human generated) Norton: “Only the humans are valuing agents.”
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