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    An Exploration of the Value of Naturalness and Wild Nature.Ben Ridder - 2007 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (2):195-213.
    The source of the value of naturalness is of considerable relevance for the conservation movement, to philosophers, and to society generally. However, naturalness is a complex quality and resists straightforward definition. Here, two interpretations of what is “natural” are explored. One of these assesses the naturalness of species and ecosystems with reference to a benchmark date, such as the advent of industrialization. The value of naturalness in this case largely reflects prioritization of the value of biodiversity. However, the foundation of (...)
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    Recognizing the Autonomy of Nature: Theory and Practice.Ben Ridder - 2007 - Environmental Ethics 29 (1):95-98.
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