ethics philosophy

judee elliot (23.11.2017)


 

I would say instrumental value is a better concept then inherent value. So when you say god created nature, and therefore we need to value it, you really have no reasons for the view except some vague notion of inherent value (God confers value to nature in and of itself). If I say, on the other hand, that we should value nature because it keeps us alive (or just leads to good things), that seems to be a good reason to value nature. assignment help .  The problem with this question in Environmental ethics is that most don't want to hold that nature is JUST instrumentally valuable, they want to say that even if we didn't exist, nature is better than no nature.