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sensitive species

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Discrimination, Partial Concern, and Arbitrariness

Gerald Lang.

in Luck, Value, and Commitment

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 16727 words.

Drawing on some of Bernard Williams's work, especially his essays ‘The Idea of Equality’ and ‘The Human Prejudice’, this chapter argues that ‘speciesism’ is very unlike racism or sexism,...

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A Rational Agent

Rüdiger Bittner.

in Doing Things for Reasons

August 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 5682 words.

The chapter develops the main consequences the present conception of reasons for which people do things has for our status as rational agents. One is that rational agents only need an...

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