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A Case for Decision-Maker Obligation Based Justification of Environmental Policy

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dc.contributor.advisor Linquist, Stefan Robertson, Jamie Kathleen 2011-10-07 2011-10-14T17:52:49Z 2011-10-14T17:52:49Z 2011-10-14
dc.description.abstract The environment is seen by different people as being valuable for different reasons. A pervasive debate in Environmental Philosophy revolves around which values should hold sway in the case of conflicts between the various kinds of value associated with the environment. This debate is relevant to, and fuelled by, debates how human communities should make decisions about the environment. By exploring the methods for balancing the various forms of environmental value proposed by Bryan G. Norton, Mark Sagoff, and David Pearce, I will argue that, as of yet, there has been little progress towards constructing a morally satisfactory basis for giving particular environmental values more weight than others. I will argue that to the extent that decision-maker obligations constitute moral obligations to the community, they can act as a basis for justifying giving some environmental values precedence over others in the decision-making context. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Environmental Policy en_US
dc.subject Moral Value en_US
dc.subject Governance en_US
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.subject Environmental Value en_US
dc.subject Moral Justification en_US
dc.subject Policy Making en_US
dc.subject Applied Ethics en_US
dc.subject Mark Sagoff en_US
dc.subject David Pearce en_US
dc.title A Case for Decision-Maker Obligation Based Justification of Environmental Policy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Philosophy en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Philosophy en_US

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