Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Sentientism, Well-Being, and Environmentalism

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review


  • Afdeling for Filosofi

In this article, I wish to explore a plausible alternative to both sentientist ethics and holistic environmental ethics. In particular, I put forward the claim that creatures other than sentient ones have interests and, in virtue of that, moral standing. This thesis is in disagreement with sentientism insofar as it claims that sentience is not a prerequisite for moral consideration. Radical as it may sound, this view does not take us as far as the holism favoured by some environmentalists. In particular, on this view, the interests of collectives such as ecosystems and species are a positive function of the interests of the entities that make them up rather than something of an entirely different kind. Collectives are not the direct object of moral consideration.

TidsskriftJournal of Applied Philosophy
Sider (fra-til)84-99
StatusUdgivet - 2010

Se relationer på Aarhus Universitet Citationsformater


Ingen data tilgængelig

ID: 18251225