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The ABCs of relational values: environmental values that include aspects of both intrinsic and instrumental valuing


Deplazes-Zemp, Anna; Chapman, Mollie (2020). The ABCs of relational values: environmental values that include aspects of both intrinsic and instrumental valuing. Environmental Values:Epub ahead of print.

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In this paper we suggest an interpretation of the concept of ‘relational value’ that could be useful in both environmental ethics and empirical analyses. We argue that relational valuing includes aspects of intrinsic and instrumental valuing. If relational values are attributed, objects are appreciated because the relationship with them contributes to the human flourishing component of well-being (instrumental aspect). At the same time, attributing relational value involves genuine esteem for the valued item (intrinsic aspect). We also introduce the notions of mediating and indirect relational environmental values, attributed in relationships involving people as well as environmental objects. We close by proposing how our analysis can be used in empirical research.

Abstract

In this paper we suggest an interpretation of the concept of ‘relational value’ that could be useful in both environmental ethics and empirical analyses. We argue that relational valuing includes aspects of intrinsic and instrumental valuing. If relational values are attributed, objects are appreciated because the relationship with them contributes to the human flourishing component of well-being (instrumental aspect). At the same time, attributing relational value involves genuine esteem for the valued item (intrinsic aspect). We also introduce the notions of mediating and indirect relational environmental values, attributed in relationships involving people as well as environmental objects. We close by proposing how our analysis can be used in empirical research.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Uncontrolled Keywords:Philosophy, General Environmental Science
Language:English
Date:1 January 2020
Deposited On:10 Nov 2020 16:27
Last Modified:25 Nov 2020 21:31
Publisher:White Horse Press
ISSN:0963-2719
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3197/096327120x15973379803726

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