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    Understanding Environmental Philosophy.Andrew Brennan & Y. S. Lo - 2010 - Routledge.
    Environmental philosophy is one of the exciting new fields of philosophy to emerge in the last forty years. "Understanding Environmental Philosophy" presents a comprehensive, critical analysis of contemporary philosophical approaches to current ecological concerns. Key ideas are explained, placed in their broader cultural, religious, historical, political and philosophical context, and their environmental policy implications are outlined. Central ideas and concepts about environmental value, individual wellbeing, ecological holism and the metaphysics of nature set the stage for a discussion of how to (...)
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    Two Conceptions of Dignity : Honour and Self-Determination.Andrew Brennan & Y. S. Lo - unknown
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    Making and Finding Values in Nature: From a Humean Point of View.Y. S. Lo - 2006 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 49 (2):123 – 147.
    The paper advances a Humean metaethical analysis of "intrinsic value" - a notion fundamental in moral philosophy in general and particularly so in environmental ethics. The analysis reduces an object's moral properties (e.g., its value) to the empirical relations between the object's natural properties and people's psychological dispositions to respond to them. Moral properties turn out to be both objective and subjective, but in ways compatible with, and complementary to, each other. Next, the paper investigates whether the Humean analysis can (...)
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  4. The Land Ethic and Callicott's Ethical System (1980-2001): An Overview and Critique.Y. S. Lo - 2001 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 44 (3):331 – 358.
    This article analyzes the evolution of the land ethic re-presented by J. Baird Callicott over the last two decades under pressure from the charge of misanthropy and ecofascism. It also traces the development of Callicott?s own ethical system, and examines its most current phase both in itself and in relation to his other theoretical commitments, including his particular version of moral monism, and his communitarian critique of egalitarianism. It concludes that Callicott?s communitarianism is by itself insufficient to fund an adequate (...)
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    Non-Humean Holism, Un-Humean Holism.Y. S. Lo - 2001 - Environmental Values 10 (1):113-123.
    In this article I argue that textual evidence from David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature does not support J. Baird Callicott's professedly Humean yet holistic environmental ethic, which understands the community as a 'metaorganismic' entity 'over and above' its individual members. Based on Hume's reductionist account of the mind and his assimilation of the metaphysical nature of the mind to that of the community, I also argue that a Humean account of the community should be likewise reductionist. My conclusion (...)
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    Empirical Environmental Ethics.Y. S. Lo - unknown
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    A Humean Argument for the Land Ethic?Y. S. Lo - 2001 - Environmental Values 10 (4):523-539.
    This article examines an allegedly Humean solution provided by J. Baird Callicott to the problem of the is/ought dichotomy. It also examines an allegedly Humean argument provided by him for the land ethic's summary moral precept. It concludes that neither the solution nor the argument is Humean or cogent.
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    On Lewis on Egoism de Se and de Dicto.Y. S. Lo - 2002 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 102 (3):295–299.
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    On Lewis on Egoism De Se and De Dicto.Y. S. Lo - 2002 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 102 (3):295-299.