A new foreword by dale jamieson looks at how the original 1986 edition of respect for nature has shaped the study of environmental ethics and shows why the work remains relevant to debates today paul w taylor 1923 2015 was professor emeritus of philosophy at brooklyn college city university of new york. When it first appeared respect for nature was at once recognized for the important groundbreaking work it was it was deservedly a major influence in the then newly developing field of environmental ethics time has only confirmed this first opinion and it is good to have the book back before us. Other articles where respect for nature a theory of environmental ethics is discussed biocentrism historical roots paul taylors book respect for nature 1986 was perhaps the most comprehensive and philosophically sophisticated defense of biocentric ethics taylor provided a philosophical account of why life should be accepted as the criterion of moral standing and he offered a . In setting out a theory of environmental ethics in the preceding chapters i did not claim that animals or plants have rights this omission was deliberate for reasons i am going to give in this chapter i wanted to construct and defend a theory of environmental ethics that does not rely on the idea of rights. Respect for nature a theory of environmental ethics 25th anniversary edition studies in moral political and legal philosophy kindle edition by paul w taylor download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading respect for nature a theory of environmental ethics 25th anniversary edition
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