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Theories of moral standing

Theories of moral standing A being has moral standing when its interests must be given consideration in the deliberations of a moral agent. Three single–criterion theories of moral standing are surveyed and found to be inadequate for distinguishing between things that have moral standing and those that do not, as well as for establishing a method for weighing the comparable interests of beings with moral standing. One possible multi–criteria theory of moral standing is considered, and the implications for environmental policy decision–making is explored. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interdisciplinary Environmental Review Inderscience Publishers

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1521-0227
eISSN
2042-6992
DOI
10.1504/IER.2002.053890
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Abstract

A being has moral standing when its interests must be given consideration in the deliberations of a moral agent. Three single–criterion theories of moral standing are surveyed and found to be inadequate for distinguishing between things that have moral standing and those that do not, as well as for establishing a method for weighing the comparable interests of beings with moral standing. One possible multi–criteria theory of moral standing is considered, and the implications for environmental policy decision–making is explored.

Journal

Interdisciplinary Environmental ReviewInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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