By Gary E. Varner

This booklet bargains a robust reaction to what Varner calls the "two dogmas of environmental ethics"--the assumptions that animal rights philosophies and anthropocentric perspectives are every one antithetical to sound environmental coverage. permitting that each dwelling organism has pursuits which ought, different issues being equivalent, to be secure, Varner contends that a few pursuits take precedence over others. He defends either a sentientist precept giving precedence to the lives of organisms with wide awake wants and an anthropocentric precept giving precedence to convinced very inclusive pursuits which purely people have. He then indicates that those ideas not just comport with yet supply major help for environmental goals.

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