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The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature

Benjamin Hale


Many ethicists and political advocates believe that the argument for environmentalism is simple: demonstrate that nature is valuable and obligations to protect the environment will follow. This approach to environmentalism often appears as a kind of consequentialism. This book, though sympathetic with environmentalism, argues against this consequentialist approach. It takes as its initiating presupposition the opposite stance: that nature can at times be quite disvaluable. In assuming this stance, it aims to carve a sharp distinction between events and actions, fundamentally splitting open the ... More

Keywords: Environment, Ethics, Good, Right, Justification, Justificatory Liberalism, Discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035408
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Hale, author
University of Colorado Boulder