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  1. Beyond intrinsic value: Pragmatism in environmental ethics.Anthony Weston - 1985 - Environmental Ethics 7 (4):321-339.
    In this essay I propose an environmental ethic in the pragmatic vein. I begin by suggesting that the contemporary debate in environmental ethics is forced into a familiar but highly restrictive set of distinctions and problems by the traditional notion of intrinsic value, particularly by its demands that intrinsic values be self-sufficient, abstract, and justified in special ways. I criticize this notion and develop an alternativewhich stresses the interdependent structure of values, a structure which at once roots them deeply in (...)
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  2. Beyond Intrinsic Value: Pragmatism in Environmental Ethics.Anthony Weston - 1985 - Environmental Ethics 7 (4):321-339.
    In this essay I propose an environmental ethic in the pragmatic vein. I begin by suggesting that the contemporary debate in environmental ethics is forced into a familiar but highly restrictive set of distinctions and problems by the traditional notion of intrinsic value, particularly by its demands that intrinsic values be self-sufficient, abstract, and justified in special ways. I criticize this notion and develop an alternativewhich stresses the interdependent structure of values, a structure which at once roots them deeply in (...)
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    A rulebook for arguments.Anthony Weston - 2009 - Indianapolis: Hackett.
    Short Arguments: Some General Rules Arguments begin by marshaling reasons and organizing them in a clear and fair way. Chapter I offers general rules for ...
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    A 21st century ethical toolbox.Anthony Weston (ed.) - 2001 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Taking a refreshingly hands-on approach to introductory ethics, A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox provides students with a set of tools to help them understand and make a constructive difference in real-life moral controversies. Thoroughly optimistic, it invites students to approach ethical issues with a reconstructive intent, making room for more and better options than the traditional "pro" and "con" positions that have grown up around tough problems like abortion and animal rights. Ideal for introductory and applied ethics courses, this unique (...)
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    Environmental Ethics as Environmental Etiquette.Jim Cheney & Anthony Weston - 1999 - Environmental Ethics 21 (2):115-134.
    An ethics-based epistemology is necessary for environmental philosophy—a sharply different approach from the epistemology-based ethics that the field has inherited, mostly implicitly, from mainstream ethics. In this paper, we try to uncover this inherited epistemology and point toward an alternative. In section two, we outline a general contrast between an ethics-based epistemology and an epistemology-based ethics. In section three, we examine the relationship between ethics and epistemology in an ethics-based epistemology, drawing extensively on examples from indigenous cultures. We briefly explore (...)
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  6. The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics.Anthony Weston - 1995 - Environmental Values 4 (4):373-374.
     
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    Environmental Ethics as Environmental Etiquette.Jim Cheney & Anthony Weston - 1999 - Environmental Ethics 21 (2):115-134.
    An ethics-based epistemology is necessary for environmental philosophy—a sharply different approach from the epistemology-based ethics that the field has inherited, mostly implicitly, from mainstream ethics. In this paper, we try to uncover this inherited epistemology and point toward an alternative. In section two, we outline a general contrast between an ethics-based epistemology and an epistemology-based ethics. In section three, we examine the relationship between ethics and epistemology in an ethics-based epistemology, drawing extensively on examples from indigenous cultures. We briefly explore (...)
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    A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking.David R. Morrow & Anthony Weston - 2011 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    "A Workbook for Arguments" builds on Anthony Weston's "Rulebook for Arguments" to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. "Workbook" includes: The entire text of "Rulebook," supplemented with extensive further explanations and exercises. Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, videos, and other sources. Practical advice to help students succeed when applying the "Rulebook's" rules to the examples in the homework exercises. Suggestions for further practice, outlining (...)
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    Before environmental ethics.Anthony Weston - 1992 - Environmental Ethics 14 (4):321-338.
    Contemporary nonanthropocentic environmental ethics is profoundly shaped by the very anthropocentrism that it tries to transcend. New values only slowly struggle free of old contexts. Recognizing this struggle, however, opens a space for—indeed, necessitates—alternative models for contemporary environmental ethics. Rather than trying to unify or fine-tune our theories, we require more pluralistic andexploratory methods. We cannot reach theoretical finality; we can only co-evolve an ethic with transformed practices.
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    The Incompleat Eco-Philosopher: Essays from the Edges of Environmental Ethics.Anthony Weston - 2009 - SUNY Press.
    This collection of germinal work in the field by Anthony Weston presents his pragmatic environmental philosophy, calling for reconstruction and imagination rather than deconstruction and analysis. It is a philosopher's invitation to environmental ethics in an unexpectedly inviting and down-to-earth key. On the pragmatic view advanced here, environmental values are thoroughly natural—what else could they be?—and are open-ended and in flux. Rather than passing judgment on the world as it is, we are called to rediscover and remake the world as (...)
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    Between Means and Ends.Anthony Weston - 1992 - The Monist 75 (2):236-249.
    We might begin by trying to unsettle the apparently natural inferences that are supposed to lead us so ineluctably to recognize something called “intrinsic value”.
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    E Environmental Pragmatism.Anthony Weston - forthcoming - Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions.
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    On Callicott’s Case against Moral Pluralism.Anthony Weston - 1991 - Environmental Ethics 13 (3):283-286.
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    Self-validating reduction: Toward a theory of environmental devaluation.Anthony Weston - 1996 - Environmental Ethics 18 (2):115-132.
    Disvaluing nature—a cognitive act—usually leads quickly to devaluing it too: to real-world exploitation and destruction. Worse, in fact, nature in its devalued state can then be held up as an excuse and justification for the initial disvaluation. In this way, dismissal and destruction perpetuate themselves. I call this process “self-validating reduction.” It is crucial to recognize the cycle of self-validating reduction, both in general and specifically as it applies to nature, if we are to have any chance of reversing it.
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    Self-Validating Reduction: Toward a Theory of Environmental Devaluation.Anthony Weston - 1996 - Environmental Ethics 18 (2):115-132.
    Disvaluing nature—a cognitive act—usually leads quickly to devaluing it too: to real-world exploitation and destruction. Worse, in fact, nature in its devalued state can then be held up as an excuse and justification for the initial disvaluation. In this way, dismissal and destruction perpetuate themselves. I call this process “self-validating reduction.” It is crucial to recognize the cycle of self-validating reduction, both in general and specifically as it applies to nature, if we are to have any chance of reversing it.
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    A practical companion to ethics.Anthony Weston - 1997 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    A Practical Companion to Ethics, Fourth Edition, is a concise and accessible introduction to the basic attitudes and skills that make ethics work, like thinking for oneself, creative and integrative problem-solving, and keeping an open mind. This unique volume illuminates the broad kinds of practical intelligence required in moral judgment, complementing the narrower theoretical considerations that often dominate ethics courses. The optimistic tone and brisk pace of the narrative provide an entertaining and intelligent guide to "everyday" morality. The fourth edition (...)
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    Before Environmental Ethics.Anthony Weston - 1992 - Environmental Ethics 14 (4):321-338.
    Contemporary nonanthropocentic environmental ethics is profoundly shaped by the very anthropocentrism that it tries to transcend. New values only slowly struggle free of old contexts. Recognizing this struggle, however, opens a space for—indeed, necessitates—alternative models for contemporary environmental ethics. Rather than trying to unify or fine-tune our theories, we require more pluralistic andexploratory methods. We cannot reach theoretical finality; we can only co-evolve an ethic with transformed practices.
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    Multicentrism.Anthony Weston - 2004 - Environmental Ethics 26 (1):25-40.
    The familiar “centrisms” in environmental ethics aim to make ethics progressively more inclusive by expanding a single circle of moral consideration I propose a radically different kind of geometry. Multicentrism envisions a world of irreducibly diverse and multiple centers of being and value—not one single circle, of whatever size or growth rate, but many circles, partly overlapping, each with its own center. Moral consideration necessarily becomes plural and ongoing, and moral action takes place within an open-ended context of negotiation and (...)
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    Toward better problems: new perspectives on abortion, animal rights, the environment, and justice.Anthony Weston (ed.) - 1992 - Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
    In Toward Better Problems, Anthony Weston develops a pragmatic approach to the pressing moral issues of our time.
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    Toward a social critique of bioethics.Anthony Weston - 1991 - Journal of Social Philosophy 22 (2):109-118.
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    Forms of Gaian Ethics.Anthony Weston - 1987 - Environmental Ethics 9 (3):217-230.
    James Lovelock’s “Gaia hypothesis”-the suggestion that life on Earth functions in essential ways as one organism, as a single living entity-is extraordinarily suggestive for environmental philosophy. What exactly it suggests, however, is not yet so clear. Although many of Lovelock’s own ethical conclusions are rather distressing for environmental ethics, there are other possible approaches to the Gaia Hypothesis. Ethical philosophers might take Gaia to be analogous to a “person” and thus to have the same sorts of values that more familiar (...)
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    Forms of Gaian Ethics.Anthony Weston - 1987 - Environmental Ethics 9 (3):217-230.
    James Lovelock’s “Gaia hypothesis”-the suggestion that life on Earth functions in essential ways as one organism, as a single living entity-is extraordinarily suggestive for environmental philosophy. What exactly it suggests, however, is not yet so clear. Although many of Lovelock’s own ethical conclusions are rather distressing for environmental ethics, there are other possible approaches to the Gaia Hypothesis. Ethical philosophers might take Gaia to be analogous to a “person” and thus to have the same sorts of values that more familiar (...)
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    Multicentrism.Anthony Weston - 2004 - Environmental Ethics 26 (1):25-40.
    The familiar “centrisms” in environmental ethics aim to make ethics progressively more inclusive by expanding a single circle of moral consideration I propose a radically different kind of geometry. Multicentrism envisions a world of irreducibly diverse and multiple centers of being and value—not one single circle, of whatever size or growth rate, but many circles, partly overlapping, each with its own center. Moral consideration necessarily becomes plural and ongoing, and moral action takes place within an open-ended context of negotiation and (...)
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    On Callicott’s Case against Moral Pluralism.Anthony Weston - 1991 - Environmental Ethics 13 (3):283-286.
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    Universal consideration as an originary practice.Anthony Weston - 1998 - Environmental Ethics 20 (3):279-289.
    Tom Birch has decisively transformed the so-called “considerability” question by arguing that all things must be “considerable” from the start in “the root sense” if we are to determine what further kinds of value they may have. Spelling out this kind of “root” or “deep” consideration proves to be difficult, however, especially in light of post-Kantian conceptions of mind. Such consideration may also ask of the world too ready a kind of self-revelation. This paper proposes another, complementary version of universal (...)
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    What if Teaching Went Wild?Anthony Weston - 2002 - Philosophy of Education 58:40-52.
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    An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy.Anthony Weston (ed.) - 1998 - Oup Usa.
    This book is a brief introduction or invitation to the rapidly growing field of environmental philosophy or ethics. Each chapter presents the particular view of its author, yet, the chapters are complementary, exploring key topics from several perspectives. A postscript presents a bibliographical guide to each of the chapters as well as practical steps we may take in confronting current and future environmental issues. It is intended for undergraduate students and for the general reader.
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    Risking Philosophy of Education.Anthony Weston - 1998 - Metaphilosophy 29 (3):145-158.
    Teaching philosophy of education offers us a chance to apply the familiar Socratic dialectic to ourselves. But it is very seldom taught in this spirit, if taught at all. Perhaps we fear that such a course would be impossibly self‐referential. This paper argues, however, that precisely this kind of self‐reference could be its strength. I outline a course of this sort, based upon a number of iterations I have taught over the past few years. A range of different classroom styles (...)
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    Unfair to Swamps: A Reply to Katz.Anthony Weston - 1988 - Environmental Ethics 10 (3):285-288.
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    Universal Consideration as an Originary Practice.Anthony Weston - 1998 - Environmental Ethics 20 (3):279-289.
    Tom Birch has decisively transformed the so-called “considerability” question by arguing that all things must be “considerable” from the start in “the root sense” if we are to determine what further kinds of value they may have. Spelling out this kind of “root” or “deep” consideration proves to be difficult, however, especially in light of post-Kantian conceptions of mind. Such consideration may also ask of the world too ready a kind of self-revelation. This paper proposes another, complementary version of universal (...)
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    Letters to the Editor.Anthony Weston, Cheshire Calhoun, Bernard P. Dauenhauer & Konstantin Kolenda - 1986 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 60 (1):69 - 73.
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    The photographic memory: A note on the commodification of experience.Anthony Weston - 1988 - Journal of Social Philosophy 19 (3):3-10.
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    Technological unemployment and the lifestyle question a practical proposal.Anthony Weston - 1985 - Journal of Social Philosophy 16 (2):19-30.
  34. A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking.David R. Morrow & Anthony Weston - 2015 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    "A Workbook for Arguments" builds on Anthony Weston’s "A Rulebook for Arguments" to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds: Updated and improved homework exercises—nearly one third are new—to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students. Increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generally Two new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from (...)
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    Letters to the Editor.John D. Sommer, Ed Casey, Mary C. Rawlinson, Eva Kittay, Michael A. Simon, Patrick Grim, Clyde Lee Miller, Rita Nolan, Marshall Spector, Don Ihde, Peter Williams, Anthony Weston, Donn Welton, Dick Howard, David A. Dilworth & Tom Foster Digby 3d - 1993 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 66 (5):97 - 112.
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  36. An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy.Anthony Weston - 2000 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 62 (1):181-181.
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    A Pattern for Argument Analysis in Informal Logic.Anthony Weston - 1982 - Teaching Philosophy 5 (2):135-139.
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    As Paradigms Turn: What it Might Mean to be Green.Anthony Weston - 2013 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 16 (2):159 - 161.
    (2013). As Paradigms Turn: What it Might Mean to be Green. Ethics, Policy & Environment: Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 159-161. doi: 10.1080/21550085.2013.801201.
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    Creativity for Critical Thinkers.Anthony Weston - 2006 - Oup Australia & New Zealand.
    Creativity for Critical Thinkers is a how-to book in creative thinking, specifically orientated towards college courses in critical thinking and with a strong appeal to the general reader as well. It offers a vital but often overlooked set of thinking skills: multiplying options, brainstorming, lateral thinking, reframing problems, and many others. These skills are reinforced by applications and exercises covering a wide range of topics, from the annoyance of everyday life to the largest issues on the world stage.
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    Creative problem-solving in ethics.Anthony Weston - 2007 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This book offers a uniquely constructive set of tools for engaging complex and controversial ethical problems. Covering such practical methods as diversifying options, lateral thinking, reframing problems, approaching conflicts as creative opportunities, and many others, it shows how to find "room to move" inside even the most challenging ethical problems, and thereby discover new and productive ways to deal with them. The book features numerous exercises and applications that consider a wide range of familiar ethical issues--including the moral status of (...)
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    Drawing Lines.Anthony Weston - 1984 - The Monist 67 (4):589-604.
    Consider the odd fact—later I will try to show how very odd it is—that the only popular views about the morality of abortion are also the most extreme. Philosophical views are no exception; indeed I will argue that this extremism has deeply philosophical roots. It follows directly from the insistence on “drawing a line” dividing persons from non persons. We can't, so the usual arguments go, draw such a line anywhere except at the very beginning or the very end of (...)
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    Drawing Lines.Anthony Weston - 1984 - The Monist 67 (4):589-604.
    Consider the odd fact—later I will try to show how very odd it is—that the only popular views about the morality of abortion are also the most extreme. Philosophical views are no exception; indeed I will argue that this extremism has deeply philosophical roots. It follows directly from the insistence on “drawing a line” dividing persons from non persons. We can't, so the usual arguments go, draw such a line anywhere except at the very beginning or the very end of (...)
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  43. Enabling environmental practice.Anthony Weston - 1992 - Environmental Ethics 14 (4):325.
     
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  44. Is it too late.Anthony Weston - 1998 - In An Invitation to Environmental Philosophy. Oup Usa. pp. 43--68.
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    Modes of Multicentrism: Some Responses to my Commentators.Anthony Weston - 2011 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 14 (1):113-122.
    It is a pleasure and honor to continue this philosophical exchange in Ethics, Policy & Environment. Many thanks to Eric Katz, Christopher Preston, and Karen Warren, whose commentaries appear here;...
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    On the body in medical self-care and holistic medicine.Anthony Weston - 1992 - In Drew Leder (ed.), The body in medical thought and practice. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 69--84.
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    Relativismo.Anthony Weston - 2004 - Critica.
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    Radio Astronomy as Epistemology.Anthony Weston - 1988 - The Monist 71 (1):88-100.
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    Subjectivism and the question of social criticism.Anthony Weston - 1985 - Metaphilosophy 16 (1):57–65.
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    Toward an Inclusive Ethics.Anthony Weston - 1986 - Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 8:36-44.
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