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Singer I 4
Nature/ethics/Mill/P. Singer: as J. St. Mill showed in "On Nature", "nature" means either
a) everything that exists in the universe, including the people and their creations, or...
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b) nature is, as the world is, independent of humans.
In the sense of a) nothing what humans can do is unnatural, in the sense of b) one cannot conceive that human action is "unnatural" as a reproach because everything is then an interaction with nature and much of it is desirable.

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