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  1. Ned Hettinger (2010). Animal Beauty, Ethics, and Environmental Preservation. Environmental Ethics 32 (2):115-134.
    Animal beauty provides a significant aesthetic reason for protecting nature. Worries about aesthetic discrimination and the ugliness of predation might make one think otherwise. Although it has been argued that aesthetic merit is a trivial and morally objectionable basis for action, beauty is an important value and a legitimate basis for differential treatment, especially in the case of animals. While the suffering and death of animals due to predation are important disvalues that must be recognized, predation’s tragic beauty has positive (...)
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  2. Ned Hettinger (2005). Allen Carlson's Environmental Aesthetics and the Protection of the Environment. Environmental Ethics 27 (1):57-76.
    Evaluation of the contribution that Allen Carlson’s environmental aesthetics can make to environmental protection shows that Carlson’s positive aesthetics, his focus on the functionality of human environments for their proper aesthetic appreciation, and his integration of ethical concern with aesthetic appreciation all provide fruitful, though not unproblematic, avenues for an aesthetic defense of theenvironment.
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  3. Ned Hettinger (2002). The Problem of Finding a Positive Role for Humans in the Natural World. Ethics and the Environment 7 (1):109-123.
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  4. Ned Hettinger (2001). Exotic Species, Naturalisation, and Biological Nativism. Environmental Values 10 (2):193 - 224.
    Contrary to frequent characterisations, exotic species should not be identified as damaging species, species introduced by humans, or species originating from some other geographical location. Exotics are best characterised ecologically as species that are foreign to an ecological assemblage in the sense that they have not significantly adapted with the biota constituting that assemblage or to the local abiotic conditions. Exotic species become natives when they have ecologically naturalised and when human influence over their presence in an assemblage (if any) (...)
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  5. Ned Hettinger (2001). The Natural and the Artefactual: The Implications of Deep Science and Deep Technology for Environmental Philosophy. Environmental Ethics 23 (4):437-440.
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  6. Ned Hettinger & Bill Throop (1999). Refocusing Ecocentrism. Environmental Ethics 21 (1):3-21.
    Traditional ecocentric ethics relies on an ecology that emphasizes the stability and integrity of ecosystems. Numerous ecologists now focus on natural systems that are less clearly characterized by these properties. We use the elimination and restoration of wolves in Yellowstone to illustrate troubles for traditional ecocentric ethics caused by ecological models emphasizing instability in natural systems. We identify several other problems for a stability-integrity based ecocentrism as well. We show how an ecocentric ethic can avoid these difficulties by emphasizing the (...)
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  7. Ned Hettinger (1998). Environmental Ethics. In Marc Bekoff & Carron A. Meaney (eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare. Greenwood Press. 159--161.
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  8. Ned Hettinger (1998). Nature as Subject: Human Obligation and Natural Community. Environmental Ethics 20 (1):109-112.
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  9. Ned Hettinger (1998). Nature as Subject. Environmental Ethics 20 (1):109-112.
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  10. Ned Hettinger (1996). “The Intrinsic Value of Nature,” the Monist. Environmental Ethics 18 (1):99-104.
  11. Ned Hettinger (1994). Bambi Lovers Versus Tree Huggers: A Critique of Rolston" s Environmental Ethics,". Environmental Ethics 16:3-20.
     
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  12. Ned Hettinger (1994). Valuing Predation in Rolston's Environmental Ethics: Bambi Lovers Versus Tree Huggers. Environmental Ethics 16 (1):3-20.
    Without modification, Rolston’s environmental ethics is biased in favor of plants, since he gives them stronger protection than animals. Rolston can avoid this bias by extending his principle protecting plants (the principle of the nonloss of goods) to human interactions with animals. Were he to do so, however, he would risk undermining his acceptance of meat eating and certain types of hunting. I argue,nevertheless, that meat eating and hunting, properly conceived, are compatible with this extended ethics. As the quintessential natural (...)
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  13. Ned Hettinger (1992). Book Review:Upstream/Downstream: Issues in Environmental Ethics. Donald Scherer. [REVIEW] Ethics 102 (3):677-.
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