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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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(p.122) (p.123) 6 Animal Flourishing and Capabilities in an Era of Global Change
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Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change
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Jozef Keulartz

Jac. A. A. Swart

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0007

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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