Integrität als Konzept der Naturethik: Eine Diskussion am Beispiel pflanzlichen Lebens

Translated title of the contribution: Integrity as a concept in the ethics of nature: A debate on plant life

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This contribution explores the concept of integrity as applied to plant life. It starts with an examination of the concept of „dignity“ as applied to plant life. This serves as a background for the discussion of problematic aspects of the application of integrity to plant life. The main argument states that the concept of integrity can avoid major problems that dignity raises, in particular the problem of a false assessment of the capacities of plant life. The contribution ends with some ideas about the reference frame for a reasonable application of integrity in the ethics of nature.
Translated title of the contributionIntegrity as a concept in the ethics of nature: A debate on plant life
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)171–190
Number of pages20
JournalZeitschrift für praktische Philosophie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 603113 Philosophy
  • 603111 Natural philosophy
  • 603103 Ethics


  • integrity
  • nature ethics
  • plant ethics
  • integrity ethics
  • dignity

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