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Animal Sentience

Abstract

In recent work Ng assumes that it is good to engage in activities aimed at promoting ecosystem conservation. The only way Ng can derive this from the axiology he assumes (the view that wellbeing is the only intrinsically valuable or disvaluable thing) would be to assume that ecosystem conservation would benefit the individuals involved. This can be so as long as value prevails over disvalue in the target environments. Ng seems to assume this is indeed the case, but he does not explain why, and it is a claim that goes against the conclusions he has argued for previously (Ng 1995).

Author Biography

Daniel Dorado is an attorney and has a doctorate in library science. He does bibliographic research applied to the moral consideration of sentient beings. https://independent.academia.edu/DanielDorado

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