Between the Species (forthcoming)

Kyle Johannsen
Trent University
Lorraine Daston's "Against Nature" seeks to explain why, in spite of compelling objections to the contrary, human beings continue to invest nature with moral authority. More specifically, she claims that our propensity to moralize nature is traceable in part to human nature. Though I criticize Daston for not paying adequate attention to John Stuart Mill's narrow sense of 'nature', I also highly recommend her book.
Keywords John Stuart Mill  nature  philosophical anthropology  wild animal suffering  morality  human nature
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Principia Ethica.G. E. Moore - 1903 - Dover Publications.
Three Essays on Religion.John Stuart Mill - 1874 - New York: American Mathematical Society.

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