Friday, September 24, 2010

(EA) Decidability in Ethics

A discussion of the decidability condition in ethics (along with two others, non-vacuity and consistency):

1 comment:

  1. An interesting defense of the "Land Ethic" against an unsubtle foe. I retain the intuition, however, that the land ethic is morally and metaphysically extravagant, and quite unnecessary. An "extentionist" approach more nuanced than Thompson's (such as the value incrementalism Johnson and I developed in Sentience and Sensibility) is fully capable of meeting the decidability condition, and the others as well, while both enabling and requiring us to speak potently on behalf of species, ecosystems, etc.