No, Nature doesn’t have rights. And she’s not a person.

[image: a timepiece, a threat to humanity’s harmony with Nature? Wikipedia]

“Humans once lived in harmony with the natural world,” begins an article entitled Humans Have Rights and So Should Nature, by Grant Wilson. Wilson is the executive director of Earth Law Center, which advances “ecocentric law and education” in the United States. I sympathize with Wilson’s aims, but his approach seems to me to be marred by really bad philosophy, just like the so called Gaia

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

Philosophy as a Way of Life

by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.org/essays/