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Are Trees People Too?
Most people know the story of king David. The young boy who beats the giant, the poet and musician, God’s favorite — this is familiar. What is less known is that when David’s son Absalom goes to war against him, the Bible credits David&r…
Before Healing, We Need Connection
Adapted from Morality and the Environmental Crisis We cannot heal our relation to nature—and even perhaps include nature into a new and vibrant “ecological” democracy—with methods we have used in cases of class, gender, and racial …
Is there a moral test for legal validity?
Must law pass a moral test in order to be valid? Most legal theorists today answer this question in the negative. The dominant tradition in contemporary legal philosophy, known as legal positivism, maintains that the only necessary factor in establishing …