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Ethical Adaptation to Climate ChangeHuman Virtues of the Future$
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Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017534

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.001.0001

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Animal Flourishing and Capabilities in an Era of Global Change

Animal Flourishing and Capabilities in an Era of Global Change

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Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

Jozef Keulartz

Jac. A. A. Swart

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on another threat that ecological restoration projects are facing, namely the threat to animal welfare and flourishing. It highlights virtue ethics as a promising alternative to the traditional animal welfare and animal rights approaches and discusses three theories within virtue ethics: The theory of Alasdair MacIntyre on the relationship between virtues and practices; the ethics of care of Carol Gilligan, Joan Toronto, and many others; and the capability approach of Martha Nussbaum.

Keywords:   ecological restoration, animal welfare, animal rights, Alasdair MacIntyre, Carol Giligan, Joan Toronto, Martha Nussbaum

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