Abstract

Abstract:

In this paper, I evaluate the possibility of convergence between animal welfare and environmental ethics. By surveying the most prominent views within each of these respective camps, I argue that animal welfare ethics and ecological theories in environmental ethics are incommensurable in virtue of their respective individualistic and holistic value theories. I conclude by arguing that this conceptual clarification allows us to see that animal welfare ethics can nevertheless be made commensurable with theories in environmental ethics according to which value primarily resides in individuals, rather than in collectives and communities.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-5306
Print ISSN
1085-6633
Pages
pp. 49-69
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-05
Open Access
No
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