In Nature's Interests?
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In Nature's Interests? : Interests, Animal Rights, and Environmental Ethics

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Gary E. Varner presents a carefully argued response to what he characterizes as "two dogmas of environmentalism" - the assumptions that animal rights philosophies and anthropocentric views are each antithetical to sound environmental policy. He defends a "biocentric individualist" stance that gives priority to the lives of animals with conscious desires and to certain human interests and shows that such a view is able to support the goals on the environmentalist agenda.show more

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  • Hardback | 164 pages
  • 162.1 x 239.8 x 16.5mm | 449.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195108655
  • 9780195108651

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this is a gritty and challenging text: it marks out a distinctive philosophical position that merits serious attention by environmentalists and animal rights supporters alike. * A Holland, Dept. of Philosophy, Lancaster University. * useful contribution to the burgeoning, and increasingly respectable, field of environmental ethics. * Alan Carter, Mind Vol.109, No.435 July 2000. * This is a brave and ambitious book. It is densely argued and beautifully written. Varner's attempt to reconcile animal rights and environmentalist agendas is timely and welcome * The Philosophical Review, Vol.109, No.4, 2000 *show more

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