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  1.  70
    Harmonising with Heaven and Earth: Reciprocal Harmony and Xunzi's Environmental Ethics.Yi Jonathan Chua - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):555-574.
    Xunzi's philosophy provides a rich resource for understanding how ethical relationships between humans and nature can be articulated in terms of harmony. In this paper, I build on his ideas to develop the concept of reciprocal harmony, which requires us to reciprocate those who make our lives liveable. In the context of the environment, I argue that reciprocal harmony generates moral obligations towards nature, in return for the existential debt that humanity owes towards heaven and earth. This can be used (...)
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    Eva Meijer, When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy.Dan Hooley - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):625-627.
  3.  12
    Zhang Zai's Cosmology of Qi/Qi and the Refutation of Arrogant Anthropocentrism: Confucian Green Theory Illustrated.Joel Jay Kassiola - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):533-554.
    This essay seeks to demonstrate the following: 1. the value of metaphysical cosmology to our relationship with nature, and to making policy about the environment; 2. the mistaken nature and harmful consequences of the hegemonic cosmology of anthropocentrism; and, 3. the possibility of Zhang Zai's Qi/qi Great Harmony cosmology as both the refutation of and replacement for anthropocentrism. The essay concludes that ultimate moral progress of expanding the self from the narrow and exclusionary views of anthropocentrism consists in cosmocentrism, or (...)
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    African Worldviews, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development.Workineh Kelbessa - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):575-598.
    This paper explores the role of African worldviews in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. African worldviews recognise the interdependence and interconnectedness of human beings, animals, plants and the natural world. Although it is not always the case that what one does depends on what one thinks and believes, indigenous African people's ideas and beliefs about the human-nature relationship have influenced what they have done in and to nature. In African worldviews, the present generation has moral obligations to the ancestors and (...)
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    Sufficiency and Sustainability: Conceptual Analysis and Ethical Considerations for Sustainable Organisation.Tommi Lehtonen & Pasi Heikkurinen - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):599-618.
    This article analyses the concept of sufficiency in relation to sustainability and discusses ethical implications for sustainable organisation in time and place. We identify three foundational conceptualisations of sufficiency related to sustainability: a limits model that starts with objective boundaries imposed by the biosphere and basic human needs; a preference model that treats sufficiency as a subjective inclination for moderation defined situationally; and a balancing model that seeks to integrate the objective limits and subjective preferences by focussing on action embedded (...)
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    Anthony Annett, Cathonomics: How Catholic Social Thought Can Create a More Just Economy.Erik Nordman - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):619-621.
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    Eudaimonia, Virtue Ethics and Moral Community.Kalpita Bhar Paul - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):505-514.
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    Keith R. Peterson, A World Not Made for Us: Topics in Critical Environmental Philosophy.Piers H. G. Stephens - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):622-624.
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    Domesticating Rewilding: Interpreting Rewilding in England's Green and Pleasant Land.Virginia Thomas - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (5):515-532.
    There are many different forms and interpretations of rewilding: the concept and its practice vary from country to country, with distinct interpretations according to its geographical location. Despite the term rewilding having been present in the lexicon for three decades, the concept of rewilding in England has experienced a prolonged developmental stage. This paper argues that a unique form of English rewilding is now emerging, which is distinct from rewilding in other parts of the world. Compared to other locations rewilding (...)
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    People's Conceptions and Valuations of Nature in the Context of Climate Change.Gisle Andersen, Kjersti Fløttum, Guillaume Carbou & Anje Müller Gjesdal - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):397-420.
    This paper investigates how people conceive and evaluate nature through language, in a climate change context. With material consisting of 1,200 answers to open-ended questions in nationally representative surveys in Norway, we explore what semantic roles and values the respondents attribute to nature as well as to how they interact with the public debate about climate change. We observe that different conceptions and valuations of nature are tied to different perspectives on the climate change issue: some address the responsibilities of (...)
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    David Chauvet and Thomas Lepeltier (Eds), Plaidoyer Pour Une Viande Sans Animal.Jan Deckers - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):493-495.
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    Cass R. Sunstein, Averting Catastrophe: Decision Theory for COVID-19, Climate Change, and Potential Disasters of All Kinds.Francisco Garcia-Gibson - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):496-498.
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    Valuing Out of Context.Megs S. Gendreau - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):381-396.
    While many aspects of human life are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, values related to selfhood and community are among the most challenging to preserve. In what follows, I focus on the importance of values and valuing in climate change adaptation. To do so, I will first discuss two alternate approaches to valuing, both of which fail to recognise the loss of valued objects and practices that both of which help to generate a sense of self and deserve (...)
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    Maneesha Deckha, Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders.Lisa Gerber - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):501-503.
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    Permaculture: A Global Community of Practice.Benjamin Habib & Simin Fadaee - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):441-462.
    Permaculture design seeks to create sustainable communities, and over time has established itself as a transnational community of practice. Based on original interviews with permaculture practitioners from around the world, and drawing on the three core elements of communities of practice - shared domain, communality and shared practices - as our analytical framework, this paper makes three arguments. First, the shared domain of permaculture as a body of knowledge, a system of ethics and set of practical design principles creates an (...)
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    The Expanding Moral Circle as a Framework Towards Food Sustainability.Natalie Herdoiza, Ernst Worrell & Floris Van Den Berg - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):421-440.
    A shift towards more environmentally friendly and socially responsible food systems is a key step in the achievement of global sustainable development goals. To obtain significant results, however, it is essential to find participative ways to frame food sustainability objectives, so they can speak to a wide array of actors of change. This article addresses the promising potential of empowering actors across the food system to make a shift in their food choices, by facilitating the association of food sustainability values (...)
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  17. Adam Izdebski and Rafał Szmytka (Eds), Krakow: An Ecobiography.Magdalena Holy-Łuczaj - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):499-500.
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    On the Possible Existence of a 'First Law of Environmental Stewardship': How Organisations Bring Volunteers Together in Social and Geographic Space.Christina W. Lopez & Russell C. Weaver - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):463-492.
    This article contends that environmental organisations vary in type, scale and purpose in ways that help stewards self-sort into the opportunities that align with their individual motivations and environmental concerns. To explore these potential links between personal motivations and environmental organisational attributes, we rely on descriptive and inferential statistics from surveys of two partner environmental organisations: one local scale community based-organisation and one a broader scale environmental non-profit organisation, both located in Central Texas, USA. These partners were selected based on (...)
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    Changing Values and Valuing in Conditions of Environmental Change.Anna Wienhues - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (4):375-380.
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    Why Economic Valuation Does Not Value the Environment: Climate Policy as Collective Endeavour.Nicholas Bardsley, Graziano Ceddia, Rachel McCloy & Simone Pfuderer - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):277-293.
    Economics takes an individualistic approach to human behaviour. This is reflected in the use of 'contingent valuation' surveys to conduct cost benefit analysis for economic policy evaluation. An individual's valuation of a policy is assumed to be unaffected by the burdens it places on others. We report a survey experiment to test this supposition in the context of climate change policy. Willingness to pay for climate change mitigation was higher when richer individuals were to bear higher costs than when, as (...)
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    Plant Philosophy and Interpretation: Making Sense of Contemporary Plant Intelligence Debates.Yogi H. Hendlin - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):253-276.
    Plant biologists widely accept plants demonstrate capacities for intelligence. However, they disagree over the interpretive, ethical and nomenclatural questions arising from these findings: how to frame the issue and how to signify the implications. Through the trope of 'plant neurobiology' describing plant root systems as analogous to animal brains and nervous systems, plant intelligence is mobilised to raise the status of plants. In doing so, however, plant neurobiology accepts an anthropocentric moral extensionist framework requiring plants to anthropomorphically meet animal standards (...)
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    Heterotopia as an Environmental and Political Concept: The Case of Hannah Arendt's Philosophy.Urszula Lisowska - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):345-363.
    The paper offers a new model of politics adequate for the Anthropocene epoch. It uses the concept of 'heterotopia' to argue for the environmental potential of Arendtian political philosophy. The adopted meaning of heterotopia combines its Foucauldian and medical sources. It is argued that, thus understood, the concept can be applied to the Arendtian idea of judgment. In this capacity, the concept of heterotopia is both politically foundational and environmentally relevant. It helps us maintain the idea of politics as humanely (...)
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    World, Word, Work.Elke Pirgmaier - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):245-252.
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    What Makes an Environmental Steward? An Individual Differences Approach.Ryan Plummer, Julia Baird & Gillian Dale - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):295-322.
    Engaging in environmental stewardship is critical for sustainability. Understanding individual differences and engagement is an important gap in present scholarship and addressing it is necessary to understand individual factors that relate to the types of activities engaged in, motivations and barriers to environmental stewardship. We surveyed 637 Canadian and American adults via Amazon Mechanical Turk, querying a range of demographic, psychological and environmental perceptions factors as well as motivations and barriers to stewardship activities. Respondents were ultimately grouped into Non-Stewards, Home-Oriented (...)
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    Evidence of Degrowth Values in Food Justice in a Northern Canadian Municipality.Amanda Rooney & Helen Vallianatos - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):323-343.
    Our case study draws on emerging ideas of degrowth, showing how degrowth values and strategies may emerge where cities rely heavily on global food systems, and contributes to literature on food for degrowth in local contexts. Degrowth rejects the imperative of economic growth as a primary indicator of social wellness. A holistic understanding of wellness prescribes radical societal transformation, downscaling and decreasing consumption, strengthening community relationships and promoting resilience. Building on Bloemmen et al., we apply a holistic model of degrowth (...)
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    Christine Harold, Things Worth Keeping: The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World.Piers H. G. Stephens - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):371-373.
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    Sarah McFarland Taylor, Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue.Gabriel Vasquez-Peterson - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):365-367.
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  28. Amanda H. Lynch and Siri Veland, Urgency in the Anthropocene.Nora Ward - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (3):368-370.
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    Unnatural Pumas and Domestic Foxes: Relations with Protected Predators and Conspiratorial Rumours in Southern Chile.Pelayo Benavides & Julián Caviedes - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):131-152.
    Human-wildlife conflicts involving protected predators are a major social and environmental problem worldwide. A critical aspect in such conflicts is the role of state institutions regarding predators' conservation, and how this is construed by affected local populations. These interpretations are frequently embodied in conspiratorial rumours, sharing some common traits related to wild and domestic categories, spatial ordering and power relations. In southern Chile, a one-year, multi-sited ethnographic study of human-animal relations in and adjacent to protected areas was undertaken, foregrounding conspiratorial (...)
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    Justifying an Intentional Species Extinction: The Case of Anopheles Gambiae.Daniel Edward Callies & Yasha Rohwer - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):193-210.
    Each year, over 200 million people are infected with the malaria parasite, nearly half a million of whom succumb to the disease. Emerging genetic technologies could, in theory, eliminate the burden of malaria throughout the world by intentionally eradicating the mosquitoes that transmit the disease. In this paper, we offer an ethical examination of the intentional eradication of Anopheles gambiae, the main malaria vector of sub-Saharan Africa. In our evaluation, we focus on two main considerations: the benefit of alleviating the (...)
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    Learning to Walk with Turtles: Steps Towards a Sacred Perception of the Environment.Gustavo Ruiz Chiesa & Luz Gonçalves Brito - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):177-192.
    What can we learn from the open and attentive perception of children and poets? How does this perception contribute to a methodology that reaches the intricate entanglement of worldly phenomena in its entire otherness? In this essay, we aim to answer these questions, taking into account the phenomenological grounds which lead us to achieve a singular state of perception and, therefore, a more crystal clear knowledge of the beings and things in the lived world. We seek to explore other forms (...)
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    Duncan Kelly, Politics and the Anthropocene.Forrest Clingerman - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):241-243.
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    Erin McKenna, Living with Animals: Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect.Kimberly Dill - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):237-240.
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    Learning to Live With and Without Animals.Thomas Greaves & Norman Dandy - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):125-130.
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    Plurality, Engagement, Openness.Tom Greaves & Norman Dandy - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):115-124.
    As incoming Editor and Deputy Editor we describe our impression of the current situation that those committed to understanding and upholding environmental values find themselves in. We consider some of the factors that make enviornmental concern difficult to maintain, including conditions that affect us as academics, publishers, global citizens and activists. We describe some of the emerging trends that have appeared in Environmental Values in recent years, in philosophy, ecological economics, critical social science and widening interdisciplinarity in the environmental humanities. (...)
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    Homecoming Without Nostalgia: Local Communities and the Reintroduction of the Wild Forest Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus Sennicus) in Finland.Juha Hiedanpää & Jani Pellikka - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):153-175.
    Wildlife translocations often raise concerns about the purpose and impact among people living in target locations. We applied the integrated impact assessment in planning the reintroduction of wild forest reindeer in Finland. We investigated the variety of expected socioecological impacts, the relative importance of these impacts and local willingness to participate in local-level reintroduction activities. The reintroduction project organised interactive forums in 2013 and 2016 in each of the four regions suitable for wild forest reindeer. The variety of recognised potential (...)
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    Red in Tooth and Claw No More: Animal Rights and the Permissibility to Redesign Nature.Connor K. Kianpour & Eze Paez - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):211-231.
    Most non-human animals live in the wild and it is probable that suffering predominates in their lives due to natural events. Humans may at some point be able to engage in paradise engineering, or the modification of nature and animal organisms themselves, to improve the well-being of wild animals. We may, in other words, make nature 'red in tooth and claw' no more. We argue that this creates a tension between environmental ethics and animal ethics which is likely insurmountable. First, (...)
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    Giorgos Kallis, Susan Paulson, Giacomo D'Alisa and Federico Demaria, The Case for Degrowth.Stephen Quilley - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (2):233-236.
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    Global Climate Change and Aesthetics.Emily Brady - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):27-46.
    What kinds of issues does the global crisis of climate change present to aesthetics, and how will they challenge the field to respond? This paper argues that a new research agenda is needed for aesthetics with respect to global climate change and outlines a set of foundational issues which are especially pressing: attention to environments that have been neglected by philosophers, for example, the cryosphere and aerosphere; negative aesthetics of environment, in order to grasp aesthetic experiences, meanings, and dis/values in (...)
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    Steve Vanderheiden, Environmental Political Theory.Peter F. Cannavò - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):110-112.
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    The Disorienting Aesthetics of Mashed-Up Anthropocene Environments.Marcello Di Paola & Serena Ciccarelli - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):85-106.
    This paper describes the disorienting aesthetics of some environments that are characteristic of the Anthropocene. We refer to these environments as 'mashed-up' and present three dimensions - phenomenological, epistemological and narrative - of the aesthetic disorientation they can trigger. We then advance the suggestion that a rich, nuanced and meaningful aesthetic experience of mashed-up Anthropocene environments calls for a mode of appreciation grounded on performative practices of aesthetic familiarisation with particular MAEs and entities and processes thereof. Familiarisation with MAEs, we (...)
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    Rescaling the Weather Experience: From an Object of Aesthetics to a Matter of Concern.Madalina Diaconu - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):67-84.
    This paper analyses the cluster of aesthetic features involved in the common experience of the weather. Perceptual features are accompanied by 'atmospheric' moods that are irreducible to physiological well-being. Representation and imagination reach their limits due to the more-than-human spatiotemporal scale of the atmosphere. Finally, some 'transaesthetic' aspects include the agency of an active matter and the longing for an elemental alterity. The aesthetics of the weather has to account for the interdependence between aesthetic and ethical values, between bodily engagement (...)
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    Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature and the Global Environmental Crisis.Jukka Mikkonen - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):47-66.
    Global climate change has been characterised as the crisis of reason, imagination and language, to mention some. The 'everything change', as Margaret Atwood calls it, arguably also impacts on how we aesthetically perceive, interpret and appreciate nature. This article looks at philosophical theories of nature appreciation against global environmental change. The article examines how human-induced global climate change affects the 'scientific' approaches to nature appreciation which base aesthetic judgment on scientific knowledge and the competing 'non-scientific' approaches which emphasise the role (...)
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    Philosophical Aesthetics and the Global Environmental Emergency.Jukka Mikkonen & Sanna Lehtinen - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):15-26.
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    David M. Kaplan, Food Philosophy: An Introduction.Claire Worthington Mills - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):113-114.
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    Three Decades of Environmental Values: Some Personal Reflections.Clive L. Spash - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):1-14.
    The journal Environmental Values is thirty years old. In this retrospective, as the retiring Editor-in-Chief, I provide a set of personal reflections on the changing landscape of scholarship in the field. This historical overview traces developments from the journal's origins in debates between philosophers, sociologists, and economists in the UK to the conflicts over policy on climate change, biodiversity/non-humans and sustainability. Along the way various negative influences are mentioned, relating to how the values of Nature are considered in policy, including (...)
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    Endre Szécsényi (Ed.), Aesthetics, Nature and Religion: Ronald W. Hepburn and His Legacy.Levi Tenen - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):107-109.
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    Legitimate Expectations: Assessing Policies of Transformation to a Low-Carbon Society.Lukas H. Meyer & Santiago Truccone-Borgogno - 2022 - Environmental Values 31:1-20.
    Legitimate expectations should be considered in the transition to a low-carbon society. After explaining under what conditions and circumstances expectations are legitimate, this paper shows that those expectations whose frustration undermines the ability to plan, infringes basic moral rights, or is extremely costly for its bearer might justify a deviation in the baseline of justice in favour of the expectation holder. People should be notified about the likely frustration of their expectations so that they can avoid the frustration of their (...)
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    Towards the Phenomenology of Hybrids as Regenerative Design and Use -A Post-Heideggerian Account.Vincent Blok & Magdalena Holy-Luczaj - 2022 - Environmental Values 1.
    Grasping the identity of hybrids, that is beings which cross the binarism of nature and technology (e.g. genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), syn-bio inventions, biomimetic projects), is problematic since it is still guided by self-evident dualistic categories, either as artefacts or as natural entities. To move beyond the limitations of such a one-sided understanding of hybrids, we suggest turning towards the categories of affordances and the juxtaposition of needs and patterns of proper use, as inspired by the Heideggerian version of phenomenology. Drawing (...)
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