Inherent worth, respect, and rights

Environmental Ethics 5 (3):257-270 (1983)
Abstract
Paul W. Taylor has defended a life-centered ethics that considers the inherent worth of all living things to be the same. l examine reasons for ascribing inherent worth to all living beings, but argue that there can be various levels of inherent worth. Differences in capacities among types of life are used to justify such levels. I argue that once levels of inherent worth are distinguished, it becomes reasonable torestrict rights to human beings
Keywords Applied Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.5840/enviroethics19835329
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