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The Wild and the WickedOn Nature and Human Nature$
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Benjamin Hale

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035408

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.001.0001

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The Good Green Life

The Good Green Life

(p.263) 10 The Good Green Life
The Wild and the Wicked

Benjamin Hale

The MIT Press

This chapter addresses the book’s core distinction by contrasting the right and the good. It utilizes a thought experiment – the Parable of Wicked and Wild – to argue that the imperative of justification is paramount to building a viable environmental ethics. Such an environmentalism would seek to build a “viridian commonwealth” in which citizens and industries act with and for reasons that are or could be subjected to the scrutiny of all citizens.

Keywords:   Justificatory liberalism, viridian commonwealth, Fourier, Habermas

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