Title:
The silence of nature
Authors:
Vogel, Steven
Citation:
Vogel, Steven. "The Silence of Nature." Environmental Values 15.2 (2006): 145-. Print.
Publisher:
Environmental Values
DATE ISSUED:
2006-05
Type:
Article
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5009; http://hdl.handle.net/2374

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dc.contributor.authorVogel, Stevenen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T16:45:29Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:05:12Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T16:45:29Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:05:12Z-
dc.date.created2006-05en
dc.date.issued2006-05en
dc.identifier.citationVogel, Steven. "The Silence of Nature." Environmental Values 15.2 (2006): 145-. Print.en_US
dc.identifier.issn09632719en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5009en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionIn claiming that ʻnature speaksʼ, authors such as Scott Friskics and David Abram implicitly agree that language use is linked to moral considerability, adding only that we need to extend our conception of language to see that non-humans too use it. I argue that the ethical significance of language use derives from its role in dialogue, in which speakers make truth-claims, question and potentially criticise the claims of others, and provide justifications for the claims they raise themselves. Non-human entities (as a contingent matter) seem not to engage in dialogue in this sense, and none of the examples Friskics and Abram offer suggest that they do. Thus the conception of language such authors employ is too weak to support the ethical conclusions they implicitly wish to defend.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherEnvironmental Valuesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleThe silence of natureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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