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On the Virtues of a Philosophically Pragmatic Reorientation in Environmental Ethics: Adaptive Co-management as a Laboratory

Abstract With global environmental systems under increasing Anthropogenic influence, conservationists and environmental managers are under immense pressure to protect and recover the world’s imperiled species and ecosystems. This effort is often motivated by a sense of moral responsibility, either to nature itself, or to the end of promoting human wellbeing over the long run. In other words, it is the purview of environmental ethics, a branch of applied philosophy that emerged in the 1970s and that for decades has been devoted to understanding and defending an attitude of respect for nature, usually for its own sake. Yet from the very start, environmental ethics has promoted itself as contributing to the resolution of real-world management and polic... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Rojas, Christopher Anthony (Author) / Minteer, Ben A (Advisor) / Carr Kelman, Candice (Committee member) / Kinzig, Ann (Committee member) / Schoon, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental philosophy / Environmental studies / Ethics / Adaptive Co-management / Environmental Ethics / Pragmatism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 261 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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