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  1.  6
    Aesthetics and Affordances in a Favourite Place: On the Interactional Use of Environments for Restoration.Anu M. Besson - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):557-577.
    Research indicates that nature offers many physical and mental health benefits, including restoration - or recovery from mental fatigue. However, questions remain about what exactly in one's environment is experienced as restorative and why. Bridging environmental aesthetics, environmental psychology and cultural studies, this study establishes a connection between landscape and mindscape as seen, for instance, in the ways in which an orderly environment is interpreted as an orderly state of mind and vice versa. Using data drawn from a qualitative survey (...)
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    Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller, How Green is Your Smartphone?Jordan Conerty - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):631-633.
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    The Appearance, Disappearance and Reappearance of Nature.Tom Greaves - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):511-518.
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    The Good, the Wild, and the Native: An Ethical Evaluation of Ecological Restoration, Native Landscaping, and the 'Wild Ones' of Wisconsin.Laura M. Hartman & Kathleen M. Wooley - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):579-603.
    Ecological restoration and native landscaping are increasing, particularly in the American Midwest, where they form part of the area's history and culture of conservation. But practitioners rarely pause to ask philosophical questions related to categories of native and invasive or human control and harmony with nature. This article brings philosophy into conversation with practice, using members of Wild Ones Native Landscaping, a non-profit headquartered in Neenah, WI, as a case study. Philosophers and ethicists who are studying Ecological Restoration and Native (...)
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    Aesthetics at the Intersection of the Species Problem and De-Extinction Technology.Michael Aaron Lindquist - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):605-624.
    De-extinction technology aims to bring extinct species back into existence, often with the goal of releasing created organisms into natural environments. In this paper, I argue that there are aesthetic reasons to avoid engaging in de-extinction and release projects, even if they pass moral permissibility criteria. The strength of these reasons depends on conclusions regarding species authenticity - a problem that arises at the intersection of de-extinction technology and the 'species problem' in the philosophy of biology. Since species authenticity affects (...)
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    Finn Arne Jørgensen, Recycling.Richard Plate - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):634-636.
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    Harriet A. Washington, A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind.LaKendrick Richardson - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):628-630.
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    Art History, Natural History and the Aesthetic Interpretation of Nature.David T. Schwartz - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):537-556.
    This paper examines Allen Carlson's influential view that knowledge from natural science offers the best framework for aesthetically appreciating nature for what it is in itself. Carlson argues that knowledge from the natural sciences can play a role analogous to the role of art-historical knowledge in our experience of art by supplying categories for properly 'calibrating' one's sensory experience and rendering more informed aesthetic judgments. Yet, while art history indeed functions this way, Carlson's formulation leaves out a second role played (...)
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    Aesthetic and Historical Values - Their Difference and Why It Matters.Levi Tenen - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):519-535.
    Aesthetic and historical values are commonly distinguished from each other. Yet there has not been sustained discussion of what, precisely, differs between them. In fact, recent scholarship has focused on various ways in which the two are related. I argue, though, that historical value can differ in an interesting way from aesthetic value and that this difference may have significant implications for environmental preservation. In valuing something for its historical significance, it need not always be the case that there is (...)
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    Whitney A. Bauman and Kevin J. O'Brien, Environmental Ethics and Uncertainty: Wrestling with Wicked Problems.Joseph D. Witt - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (5):625-627.
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    Timothy J. Cooley (Ed.), Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy.Victoria M. Breting-Garcia - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):505-507.
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    Angela Kallhoff, Marcello Di Paola and Maria Schorgenhumer (Eds), Plant Ethics: Concepts and Applications.Gia D'Apprano - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):502-504.
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    Everyday Life Ecologies: Crisis, Transitions and the Aesth-Etics of Desire.Alice Dal Gobbo - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):397-416.
    Everyday life practices are one of the focuses of interest for so-called 'sustainable transitions'. Efforts in making daily life more ecological have ranged from awareness-raising and behaviour change strategies to socio-technical innovations, but have produced limited results so far. In a present characterised by a prolonged and multifaceted crisis it is imperative that, as social scientists, we interrogate the sustainability of everyday practices from a more critical angle, linking them to reflections about capitalism's ecological destructiveness. One fruitful way of doing (...)
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    Naomi Klein, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal.Miles Eades - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):508-510.
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    The Values of Sacred Swamps: Belief-Based Nature Conservation in a Secular World.Narasimha Hegde, Rafael Ziegler & Hans Joosten - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):443-459.
    Global forest loss is highest in the tropical region, an area with high biological biodiversity. As some of these forests are part of indigenous forest management, it is important to pay attention to such management, its values and practices for better conservation. This paper focuses on sacred freshwater swamp forests of the Western Ghats, India, and with it a faith-based approach to nature conservation. Drawing on fieldwork and focus groups, we present the rituals and rules that structure the governance of (...)
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    Dominic Welburn, Rawls and the Environmental Crisis.Claire Worthington Mills - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):499-501.
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    A Fresh Look at 'Relational' Values in Nature: Distinctions Derived From the Debate on Meaningfulness in Life.Stijn Neuteleers - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):461-479.
    Some recent policy-oriented publications have put forward a third category of environmental values, namely relational or eudaimonic values, in addition to intrinsic and instrumental values. In this debate, there is, however, much confusion about the content of such values. This paper looks at a fundamental debate in ethics about a third category of reasons besides reasons from morality and self-interest, labelled as reasons of love, care or meaningfulness. This category allows us, first, to see the relation between relational and eudaimonic (...)
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    The Spiralling Economy: Connecting Marxian Theory with Ecological Economics.Crelis Rammelt - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):417-442.
    The capitalist mode of production and consumption is caught in a double bind: its expansion destabilises natural systems and fails to curb social inequities, while slowdown destabilises the inner workings of the economic system itself. To better understand what is happening in this phase of instability, this article proposes a System Dynamics representation that combines elements of Georgescu-Roegen's Ecological Economics with Marxian theory. Specifically, it draws from a diagram recently developed by David Harvey to communicate Marx's political economy in its (...)
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    Days of Decision.Clive L. Spash - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):387-396.
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    Gratitude and Alterity in Environmental Virtue Ethics.Nathan Wood - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (4):481-498.
    Rachel Carson begins her revolutionary book Silent Spring with a quote from E.B. White that reads 'we would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively'. While White's advice can account for an instrumental relationship towards nature, I believe that the more important relationship offered in his recommendation is one of appreciation or gratitude. But how are we to understand gratitude as appreciating Nature non-instrumentally when it has traditionally always been understood (...)
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    Pathways From Environmental Ethics to Pro-Environmental Behaviours? Insights From Psychology.Chelsea Batavia, Jeremy T. Bruskotter & Michael Paul Nelson - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (3):317-337.
    Though largely a theoretical endeavour, environmental ethics also has a practical agenda to help humans achieve environmental sustainability. Environmental ethicists have extensively debated the grounds, contents and implications of our moral obligations to nonhuman nature, offering up different notions of an 'environmental ethic' with the presumption that, if humans adopt such an environmental ethic, they will then engage in less environmentally damaging behaviours. We assess this presumption, drawing on psychological research to discuss whether or under what conditions an environmental ethic (...)
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    Behaviour, Lockdown and the Natural World.Norman Dandy - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (3):253-259.
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    David N. Pellow, What is Critical Environmental Justice?Gareth A. S. Edwards - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (3):385-386.
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    Global Convergence and National Disparities in the Structure of Environmental Attitudes and Their Linkage to Pro-Environmental Behaviours.Hui-Ju Kuo & Yang-Chih Fu - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (3):261-291.
    Although similar environmental issues are present across the globe, residents of different countries vary in the extent to which they are concerned about and act upon these issues. Drawing on data from the 2010 Environment module of the International Social Survey Programme, this study tests the structural comparability of environmental attitudes across 32 countries and examines how pro-environmental behaviours are linked to relevant attitudes. A confirmatory factor analysis from structural equation modelling helps identify three latent constructs of environmental attitudes: willingness (...)
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    Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria and Albert Acosta (Eds), Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary.Costas Panayotakis - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (3):379-381.
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    Alison Stone, Nature, Ethics and Gender in German Romanticism and Idealism.Sebastian Rand - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (3):382-384.
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    What Counts as Success? Wider Implications of Achieving Planning Permission in a Low-Impact Ecovillage.Fiona Shirani, Christopher Groves, Karen Henwood, Nick Pidgeon & Erin Roberts - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (3):339-359.
    The need for energy system change in order to address the energy 'trilemma' of security, affordability and sustainability is well documented and requires the active involvement of individuals, families and communities who currently engage with these systems and technologies. Alongside technical developments designed to address these challenges, alternative ways of living are increasingly being envisaged by those involved in low-impact development. This article draws on data from a qualitative longitudinal study involving residents of a low-impact ecovillage in West Wales, UK, (...)
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    Mapping Moral Pluralism in Behavioural Spillovers: A Cross-Disciplinary Account of the Multiple Ways in Which We Engage in Moral Valuing.Michael Vincent & Ann-Kathrin Koessler - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (3):293-315.
    In this article, we reflect critically on how moral actions are categorised in some recent studies on moral spillovers. Based on classic concepts from moral philosophy, we present a framework to categorise moral actions. We argue that with a finer classification of moral values, associated behaviour is better understood, and this understanding helps to identify the conditions under which moral licensing takes place. We illustrate our argument with examples from the literature on pro-environmental behaviours. Moral spillovers are frequently studied in (...)
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    A Responsibility to Revolt? Climate Ethics in the Real World.Dan Boscov-Ellen - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):153-174.
    Mainstream ethical debates concerning responsibility for climate change tend to overemphasise emissions and consumption while ignoring or downplaying the structural drivers of climate change and vulnerability. Failure to examine the political-economic dynamics that have produced climate change and made certain people more susceptible to its harms results in inapposite accounts of responsibility. Recognition of the structural character of the problem suggests duties beyond emissions reduction and redistribution - including, potentially, a responsibility to fundamentally restructure our political and economic institutions.
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    Incumbency, Trust and the Monsanto Effect: Stakeholder Discourses on Greenhouse Gas Removal.Emily Cox, Elspeth Spence & Nick Pidgeon - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):197-220.
    This paper explores factors shaping perceptions of Greenhouse Gas Removal amongst a range of informed stakeholders, with a particular focus on their role in future social and political systems. We find considerable ambivalence regarding the role of climate targets and incumbent interests in relation to GGR. Our results suggest that GGR is symbolic of a fundamental debate - occurring not only between separate people, but sometimes within the minds of individuals themselves - over whether technological solutions represent a pragmatic or (...)
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    Peter Quigley and Scott Slovic (Eds), Ecocritical Aesthetics: Language, Beauty, and the Environment.Nikolaos Gkogkas - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):250-252.
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    A Moral Analysis of Carbon Majors' Role in Climate Change.Marco Grasso & Katia Vladimirova - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):175-195.
    Two-thirds of global industrial greenhouse gas emissions over the past two centuries can be traced to the activities of a handful of companies. Based on their direct contribution to climate change in terms of carbon emissions and on a number of morally relevant facts, this article proposes a normative framework to establish the responsibilities that carbon majors have in relation to climate change. Then, the analysis articulates these responsibilities in the form of two duties: a duty of decarbonisation and a (...)
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    Towards a Process Epistemology for the Analysis of Social-Ecological System.Maria Mancilla Garcia, Tilman Hertz & Maja Schlüter - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):221-239.
    This paper proposes an epistemological approach to analyse social-ecological systems from a process perspective in order to better tackle the co-constitution of the social and the ecological and the dynamism of these systems. It highlights the usefulness of rethinking our conceptual tools taking processes and relations as the main constituents of reality instead of fundamental substances or essences. We introduce the concept of experience as understood in radical empiricism to critically revise our available concepts through focusing on the concept of (...)
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    John Basl, The Death of the Ethic of Life.Katie McShane - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):241-243.
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    Giorgos Kallis, Degrowth.Susan Paulson - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):244-246.
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    Mark I. Wallace, When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World.Terra Schwerin Rowe - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):247-249.
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    How Far is Degrowth a Really Revolutionary Counter Movement to Neoliberalism?Dorothea Elena Schoppek - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):131-151.
    Capitalism is often modernised and stabilised by its very critics. Gramsci called this paradox a 'passive revolution'. What are the pitfalls through which critique becomes absorbed? This question is taken up using a Cultural Political Economy approach for analysing the resistant potential of 'degrowth discourses' against the neoliberal hegemony. Degrowth advocates an economy without growth in order to achieve the transformation that is necessary in ecological and social terms. It thus does not follow the neoliberal idea of green capitalism that (...)
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    The Revolution Will Not Be Corporatised!Clive L. Spash - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (2):121-130.
    The plain speaking of the new environmental movements places emphasis on an imminent ecological crisis, but the 'new' environmentalists appear to lack insight into what specific action is required, to what they stand in opposition and more generally the political and economic context within which they are operating. The fact is that political and economic elites around the world have long been taking 'environmental action', to protect not Nature but themselves, against environmentalists and environmental regulation. The papers in this issue (...)
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    The Ethics of Human Intervention on Behalf of 'Others'.Claudia Carter - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):1-7.
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    Uncomplicating the Idea of Wilderness.Joshua S. Duclos - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):89-107.
    In this paper I identify and respond to four persistent objections to the idea of wilderness: empirical, cultural, philosophical and environmental. Despite having dogged the wilderness debate for decades, none of these objections withstands scrutiny; rather they are misplaced criticisms that hinder fruitful discussion of the philosophical ramifications of wilderness by needlessly complicating the idea itself. While there may be other justifiable concerns about the idea of wilderness, it is time to move beyond the four discussed in this paper.
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    Christopher J. Preston, The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World.Simon Hailwood - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):112-114.
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    J. Baird Callicott, John van Buren and Keith Wayne Brown, Greek Natural Philosophy: The Presocratics and Their Importance for Environmental Philosophy.Alan Holland - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):109-111.
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    Urban Greening and Human-Wildlife Relations in Philadelphia: From Animal Control to Multispecies Coexistence?Christian Hunold - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):67-87.
    City-scale urban greening is expanding wildlife habitat in previously less hospitable urban areas. Does this transformation also prompt a reckoning with the longstanding idea that cities are places intended to satisfy primarily human needs? I pose this question in the context of one of North America's most ambitious green infrastructure programmes to manage urban runoff: Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters. Given that the city's green infrastructure plans have little to say about wildlife, I investigate how wild animals fit into urban (...)
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  44. To Assist or Not to Assist? Assessing the Potential Moral Costs of Humanitarian Intervention in Nature.Kyle Johannsen - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):29-45.
    In light of the extent of wild animal suffering, some philosophers have adopted the view that we should cautiously assist wild animals on a large scale. Recently, their view has come under criticism. According to one objection, even cautious intervention is unjustified because fallibility is allegedly intractable. By contrast, a second objection states that we should abandon caution and intentionally destroy habitat in order to prevent wild animals from reproducing. In my paper, I argue that intentional habitat destruction is wrong (...)
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    Idil Boran, Political Theory and Global Climate Action: Recasting the Public Sphere.Corey Katz - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):115-117.
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    The Wild in Fire: Human Aid to Wildlife in the Disasters of the Anthropocene.Andrew McCumber & Zachary King - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):47-66.
    Should you help a wild rabbit fleeing a wall of flame? What is our responsibility to wildlife affected by wildfire? This paper focuses on two cases of ad hoc public aid to wildlife that occurred during California's 2017 'Thomas Fire' and were subsequently popularised online. We take the discourse surrounding these cases - specifically, a viral video of a man removing a wild rabbit from the fire's flames and the widespread call to leave out buckets of water for displaced animals (...)
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    Amy J. Fitzgerald, Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism: Understanding and Bridging the Divide.Erin McKenna - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):118-120.
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    Is Nonanthropocentrism Anti-Democratic?Mark Alan Michael - 2020 - Environmental Values 29 (1):9-28.
    Environmental pragmatists such as Ben Minteer and Bryan Norton have argued that there is an anti-democratic strain to be found in the work of some nonanthropocentrists. I examine three possible sources of the pragmatists' concern: the claim that nonanthropocentrists know the political truth, the claim that those who disagree with their basic principle should be excluded from discussions of policy and the claim that their basic principle is self-evident. I argue here that none of these claims are objectionably anti-democratic when (...)
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