Preservation, Passivity, and Pessimism

Ethics and the Environment 16 (2):95-114 (2011)

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Whether it's the 2010 BP oil spill or mountaintop removal in the Appalachians, it is clear that nature has been degraded and human activity threatens further degradation. Sound theoretical guidance is desperately needed to inform sound practice. Environmental philosophy is a good place to look for guidance, particularly to debates concerning restoration. These debates often focus on values promulgated via restoration. Questions are asked about the value produced by restoration efforts: Does restored nature have the same quality or quantity of value as pre-degraded nature? About the value arising in the process of restoration activity: Does participating in restoration activity encourage increased respect for ..
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DOI 10.2979/ethicsenviro.16.2.95
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