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In nature's interests? : interests, animal rights, and environmental ethics

Author: Gary E Varner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Environmental ethics and science policy.
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Gary E. Varner presents a carefully argued response to what he characterizes as "two dogmas of environmentalism"--The assumptions that animal rights philosophies and anthropocentric views are each antithetical to sound environmental policy. He defends a "biocentric individualist" stance that gives priority to the lives of animals with conscious desires and to certain human interests and shows that such a view is  Read more...
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Varner, Gary E. (Gary Edward), 1957-
In nature's interests?.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97028389
(OCoLC)37293344
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary E Varner
ISBN: 0585188793 9780585188799 1280453044 9781280453045
OCLC Number: 44958923
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 154 pages).
Series Title: Environmental ethics and science policy.
Responsibility: Gary E. Varner.

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Gary E. Varner presents a carefully argued response to what he characterizes as "two dogmas of environmentalism"--The assumptions that animal rights philosophies and anthropocentric views are each antithetical to sound environmental policy. He defends a "biocentric individualist" stance that gives priority to the lives of animals with conscious desires and to certain human interests and shows that such a view is able to support the goals on the environmentalist agenda.

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