David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Environmental Ethics. Temple University Press 135-150 (2009)
Toward Unity among Environmentalists is Bryan Norton’s most developed effort to surmount the frequently intractable debate between anthropocentrists and nonanthropocentrists. Norton argues that the basic axiological differences between the two positions have become irrelevant at the level of policy formation. His thesis is that the two camps converge when dealing with practical goals and aims for environmental management. I argue that Norton’s approach falls significantly short of establishing such a convergence because of the overall methodological framework for policy formation that he defends. The key problem with that framework is that it fails to provide for the degree of species protection most suitable to the nonanthropocentrist position
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Laura Westra (2009). Why Norton's Approach is Insufficient for Environmental Ethics. In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Environmental Ethics. Temple University Press 279-297.
Katie McShane (2008). Convergence, Noninstrumental Value and the Semantics of 'Love': Reply to Norton. Environmental Values 17 (1):15-21.
Bryan G. Norton (2009). Convergence and Divergence: The Convergence Hypothesis Twenty Years Later. In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Nature in Common?: Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy. Temple University Press
Bryan G. Norton (2009). Convergence and Contextualism: Some Clarifications and a Reply to Steverson. In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Environmental Ethics. Temple University Press 87-100.
Mikael Stenmark (2002). The Relevance of Environmental Ethical Theories for Policy Making. Environmental Ethics 24 (2):135-148.
Mikael Stenmark (2009). The Relevance of Environmental Ethical Theories for Policy Making. In Ben A. Minteer (ed.), Environmental Ethics. Temple University Press 135-148.
Ben A. Minteer & Robert E. Manning (2000). Convergence in Environmental Values: An Empirical and Conceptual Defense. Ethics, Place and Environment 3 (1):47 – 60.
Bryan G. Norton (1997). Convergence and Contextualism: Some Clarifications and a Reply to Steverson. Environmental Ethics 19 (1):87-100.
M. Saner (2000). Biotechnology, the Limits of Norton's Convergence Hypothesis, and Implications for an Inclusive Concept of Health. Ethics and the Environment 5 (2):229-241.
Brian K. Steverson (1995). Contextualism and Norton's Convergence Hypothesis. Environmental Ethics 17 (2):135-150.
Added to index2010-07-20
Total downloads12 ( #234,034 of 1,777,915 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #291,290 of 1,777,915 )
How can I increase my downloads?