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The Virtue of Environmental Creativity

Jason Matteson

Environmental Values 22 (2013): 703-723. doi: 10.3197/096327113X13781997646494


Many virtues have been proposed and defended as part of developing a mature environmental virtue ethics. Yet the crucial virtue of environmental creativity has so far not received the attention it deserves. This essay provides several arguments for the conclusion that the virtue of environmental creativity has important roles to play in environmental ethics, gives a characterisation of environmental creativity, and addresses several objections.


Virtue, environmental virtue ethics, creativity, environment

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