In A Theory of Ecological Justice, Baxter argues for ecological justice - that is, for treating species besides homo sapiens as having a claim in justice to a share of the Earth's resources. It explores the nature of justice claims as applied to organisms of various degrees of complexity and describes the institutional arrangements necessary to integrate the claims of ecological justice into human decision-making.

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PART I How to think about moral issues

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The case for social constructivism considered

What is at issue in the universalist–contextualist dispute

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Part II The case for the moral considerability of all organisms

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Part III The case for ecological justice

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The concept of ecological justice

Objections and replies Objections in principle to the idea of ecological justice

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Part IV Institutional arrangements for ecological justice