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Posted by on Jun 21, 2011

Plants as Persons: The Moral Standing of Plants (via )

I like these efforts to instill a moral philosophy in aspects of the natural world that have traditionally been neglected, or at the very least to understand that these are all active agents in our understanding and survival in this world. They actively engage us in our understanding of life and mitigate the environment in often subtle ways. They deserve at the very least moral consideration.

Plants as Persons: The Moral Standing of Plants Matthew Hall of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh has recently authored a book that surveys contrasting attitudes in various cultures throughout the world towards the plant kingdom and present those attitudes in relation to philosophical underpinnings. In short, to reposition plants as entities worthy of moral attention. According to the website for the book: Drawing on Western philosophy, botanical history, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Pagan … Read More


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