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dc.contributor.authorvan Zyl, Liezlen_NZ
dc.coverage.spatialRhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T04:25:50Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-07-13T04:25:50Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationvan Zyl, L. (2017). Wonder and environmental virtue. Presented at the Annual conference of the Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 15 - 18 January 2017.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11177
dc.description.abstractWonder is a familiar human emotion. It involves a feeling of delight, admiration, curiosity, and appreciation and is directed towards something that is beautiful, remarkable, mysterious, or unfamiliar. The objects of wonder can include nature and natural entities, works of art, and other cultural objects. In her essay, “Environmental Virtue Ethics” (2007) Rosalind Hursthouse puts forward the question of whether there could be a virtue of being rightly disposed with respect to wonder. For an Aristotelian, such a virtue would involve a disposition “to feel wonder the right way, towards the right objects, for the right reasons, to the right degree, on the right occasions, in the right manner, and to act accordingly” (2007: 161). Hursthouse further suggests that the putative virtue of being rightly disposed with respect to wonder is explicitly – though not exclusively – concerned with our relations to nature, and could therefore form an important part of an environmental virtue ethic. Many environmentalists appeal to our sense of wonder, and write about the wonders of nature, but the role of wonder in environmental ethics has not been explored in any detail. My aim in this paper, then, is to consider whether there is an environmental virtue (or set of virtues) that involves being rightly disposed with regards to wonder.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAnnual conference of the Philosophical Society of Southern Africa
dc.titleWonder and environmental virtueen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
pubs.elements-id199914
pubs.finish-date2017-07-18en_NZ
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.ru.ac.za/philosophy/pssa/en_NZ
pubs.start-date2017-01-16en_NZ


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