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Should Trees Have Standing? The Moral and Legal Status of Nature

Thursday, August 17, 1995
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In the present age, where humans are beginning to recognize their substantial, and often negative, impact on the environment, lawyers, philosophers, and activists are trying to find ways to use the established legal system to handle issues of environmental damage. In this talk, University of Southern California law professor Christopher Stone explains his bold idea to make natural objects legally considerate. Stone explains the various legal, moral, and environmental implications of his proposal.

  • Environmental
  • law
  • legal
  • ethics
  • property
  • rights
  • nature
  • public lecture