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

dc.contributor.advisorLinquist, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Jamie Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-14T17:52:49Z
dc.date.available2011-10-14T17:52:49Z
dc.date.copyright2011-09
dc.date.created2011-10-07
dc.date.issued2011-10-14
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmePhilosophyen_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/3070
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectEnvironmental Policyen_US
dc.subjectMoral Valueen_US
dc.subjectGovernanceen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Valueen_US
dc.subjectMoral Justificationen_US
dc.subjectPolicy Makingen_US
dc.subjectApplied Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectMark Sagoffen_US
dc.subjectDavid Pearceen_US
dc.titleA Case for Decision-Maker Obligation Based Justification of Environmental Policyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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