Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Frog Pond PhilosophyEssays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Strachan Donnelley, Ceara Donnelley, and Bruce Jennings

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167275

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 27 May 2022

Bottom Lines and the Earth’s Future

Bottom Lines and the Earth’s Future

Chapter:
(p.47) 7 Bottom Lines and the Earth’s Future
Source:
Frog Pond Philosophy
Author(s):

Strachan Donnelley

, Ceara Donnelley, Bruce Jennings
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0008

This chapter questions and challenges the tendency to define single ultimate values and then elevate them to grow into full-fledged worldviews by which we live. The principal example discussed here is the profit orientation and imperative of a market society. This chapter warns against embracing an exclusive economic approach to conservation and ecological issues, not because assigning a monetary value to ecosystem services and values cannot sometimes be useful, but because the monetary worldview is ultimately overweening and misleading for the conservation movement. The chapter concludes with a sketch and overview of the worldview that grows out of the philosophies of nature discussed later in the book as an ecocentric value-based alternative to profit-oriented market incentives.

Keywords:   market society, profit, worldviews, conservation, ecological worldview

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .