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‘Natural Value’ and Social Justice

Andrew Dobson

in Justice and the Environment: Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294955
eISBN:
9780191599071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294956.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Examines the third conception of sustainability, involving the maintenance of ‘natural value’ into the future, for its compatibility with social justice. Substitutability is wholly rejected, as the ... More


Ecology and Opportunity: Intergenerational Equity and Sustainable Options

Bryan Norton

in Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294894
eISBN:
9780191599064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294891.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Bryan Norton suggests that there are two ways of answering the sustainability question, ‘what to sustain?’ They are ‘utility comparison’ and ‘listing stuff’. While preferable to the former, the ... More


Supply and Demand?

John Hicks

in A Market Theory of Money

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287247
eISBN:
9780191596407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287240.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The theories about price-formation in competitive markets, that were available to economists at the time when Keynes was writing, had been the work of the so-called ‘neo-classics’ between 1870 and ... More


Conclusion: Framing, Irreplaceability, and the Ineliminability of Contingency

Mathew Humphrey

in Preservation Versus the People?: Nature, Humanity, and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242672
eISBN:
9780191599514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242674.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Here the threads of the previous chapters are pulled together, and problems posed in the putative relationship between ontology and axiology are considered. A serious problem with ecocentric argument ... More


Synthetic Bacteria, Natural Processes, and Intrinsic Value

Christopher J. Preston

in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019392
eISBN:
9780262314961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

There are significant questions about the intrinsic, inherent value of bacteria that has been produced through synthetic means. These bacteria are expected to have instrumental value, and this ... More


Healthy Landscapes

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0011
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter expands on the connection between human and environmental health by considering the diverse ethical reasons for protecting open space and the natural environment. It reviews our various ... More


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