The Meaning of “Value” in Biodiversity


Loren Wilkinson

What really matters about our environment? This question is important when we approach our relationship to the environment and the ongoing work to ensure its survival and flourishing. As Loren Wilkinson argues, however, the question is becoming increasingly taxing with the ever diverse set of values in the world as a whole, or even in individual societies. While it is possible to generate pragmatic values based on economics or simple survival, Wilkinson posits that the results achieved will be in contradiction to values generated by an understanding of our environment as gift.

Source: Cosmos

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