A FRAMEWORK OF VALUES: REASONS FOR CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
De Mori, Barbara
The idea that «natural» environments should be protected is a relatively recent one. This new attitude is reflected in the activities of preservation and restoration of natural environments, ecosystems, flora and wildlife that, when scientifically based, can be defined as conservation. In this paper, we would like to examine the framework of values behind these activities. More specifically, we would like to show that there is no single specific reason that can justify conservation in each of its manifestations It is therefore necessary to adopt a complex framework of values, which must be composed carefully, since many of the canonical arguments used to justify conservation provide, when combined together, an incoherent or, at least, incomplete set of reasons. One way to avoid these inconsistencies or incompleteness is, in our view, to adopt, in conjunction with the classic economic and ecological arguments for conservation, a set of arguments appealing to the importance of nature for human flourishing.
Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Alberto Pinto, "JUDITH BUTLER E LE POTENZIALITÀ DELLA BODILY POLITICS", in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2016) XVIII/3", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 527-545