Toward a Notion of Environmental Bioethics
Robin Kundis Craig
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Western New England Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 173-189, 2001
FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 203
In her review essay, Toward a Notion of Environmental Bioethics, Professor Robin Kundis Craig reviews Eric A. Davidson's recent book, YOU CAN'T EAT GNP: ECONOMICS AS IF ECOLOGY MATTERED (2000), as a means of exploring the potential for bioethical concepts such as personal autonomy and bodily integrity to expand protections for the environment without turning the environment into property. The essay discusses the ecological reality that human life and productivity depends upon the environment and argues that a species of ecotorts could recognize this dependence by expanding the concept of person to include those ecosystems and ecosystem services upon which a person's life depends.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: ecological economics, book review, GNP, ecology, bioethics
Date posted: December 2, 2001 ; Last revised: July 16, 2014
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