Environmental Ethics in a Post-Natural World

Western environmental ethics place tremendous value on “natural” places to the detriment of the built environment most people inhabit. What might a philosophy that recognizes the value of human activity offer to environmentalism?

Thinking Like a Mall
Steven Vogel argues in “Thinking Like a Mall” that the traditional distinction between the natural and the artificial in environmental ethics is not merely unhelpful but potentially harmful to the goal of protecting the environment.
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