Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Animal Welfare and Environmental Ethics: It's Complicated
thics and the Environment Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 2018 Animal Welfare and E... Ethics and the Environment Journal Article Ian J. Campbell Ethics and the Environment Vol. 23, No. 1 (Spring 2018), pp. 49-69 Published by: Indiana University Press DOI: 10.2979/ethicsenviro.23.1.04 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/ethicsenviro.23.1.04 Page Count: 21 Article References None PREVIEW Page None of Animal Welfare and Environmental Ethics: It's Complicated Abstract In this paper, I evaluate the possibility of convergence between animal welfare and environmental ethics. By surveying the most prominent views within each of these respective camps, I argue that animal welfare ethics and ecological theories in environmental ethics are incommensurable in virtue of their respective individualistic and holistic value theories. I conclude by arguing that this conceptual clarification allows us to see that animal welfare ethics can nevertheless be made commensurable with theories in environmental ethics according to which value primarily resides in individuals, rather than in collectives and communities.