Environmental Ethics 25 (4):339-358 (2003)

Jason Kawall
Colgate University
There have been several recent defenses of biocentric individualism, the position that all living beings have at least some moral standing, simply insofar as they are alive. I develop a virtue-based version of biocentric individualism, focusing on a virtue of reverence for life. In so doing, I attempt to show that such a virtuebased approach allows us to avoid common objections to biocentric individualism, based on its supposed impracticability (or, on the other hand, its emptiness).
Keywords environmental ethics  biocentric  reverence for life  virtue  virtue ethics
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ISBN(s) 0163-4275
DOI 10.5840/enviroethics20032542
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