2. Kant's Strategic Importance for Environmental Ethics

  1. Matthew C. Altman

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118114162.ch2

Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy

Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy

How to Cite

Altman, M. C. (2011) Kant's Strategic Importance for Environmental Ethics, in Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118114162.ch2

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  1. Ellensburg, Wash., USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657669

Online ISBN: 9781118114162

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Keywords:

  • Kant's strategic importance for environmental ethics;
  • Kant's concern for animal welfare, similarity to human beings;
  • Kant's theory, duties, animals and environment;
  • unity of humans and the natural world;
  • environmental ethics, unity of humans and the natural world;
  • value of nature for humanity;
  • implications of Kant's moral theory, against poisoning the air;
  • upsetting ecosystems, and consequences for human beings;
  • Kant, that future-directed environmental harm, morally wrong;
  • Kant's understanding of the sublime for conservationism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Natural Purposiveness in the Critique of Judgment

  • Furthering Nature's Purposes: The Stewardship Model

  • The Value of Nature for Humanity

  • Considering Future Generations

  • Beauty as a Symbol of Morality

  • Preserving the Sublime

  • Developing Kantian Virtues

  • Norton's Convergence Hypothesis and Light's Practical Pluralism

  • The Appeal to Common Sense

  • Kant's Place in the Debate over Environmental Policy