environmental ethics


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environmental ethics

The application of moral principles to human (especially commercial or industrial) interactions with nature. It is an important principle of occupational safety and public health because of the potential threats posed to health when biological agents, pollutants, toxins, or other commercial waste products are not carefully managed.
See also: ethics
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In all these, the question that would linger is: what is African environmental ethics? So far, three scholars have defined African environmental ethics.
This shows the importance of developing and propagating environmental ethics based on religion to control this global crisis.
metta) and non-harming (ahimsa) provide useful resources in Buddhist environmental ethics as well.
Refocusing on normative questions might seem to suggest that Rawls was wrong about metaphysics, and even that environmental ethics is pretty much irrelevant to practical environmental decisions.
This dilemma is addressed in Christine Swanton's "Heideggerian Environmental Virtue Ethics." Swanton argues for an environmental ethic that places Heidegger's notion of "dwelling" and the virtues of dwelling in a central position.
It highlights the development of critical issues and questions in environmental ethics. Some of these include the following: Should the ecosystem be sustained by human intervention or should it be left untouched?
The paper analyzes the non-Western roots of modern, Western environmental ethics. I will summarize the various schools of contemporary environmental ethics, including anthropocentric and biocentric theories, the Gaia hypothesis, and other current variations.
Posing questions pertinent to consumption, cost-benefit analysis, the normative implications of neo-Darwinism, the role of the natural in national history, and the centrality of the concept of place in environmental ethics, he analyses social policy in relation to the environment, pollution, the workplace, and public safely and health.
And their work, Deliberative Environmental Politics: Democracy and Ecological Rationality, should be praised for its insightful contribution to the fields of environmental ethics and democratic theory.
Informatively presented and completely accessibly for the non-specialist general reader, On A Planet Sailing West carries us through a kind of journey into meaning of life, our relationship to nature, and a philosophical interpretation of beauty and life defined as engagingly offered by Linda Clarke who draws upon insights provided through her studies of philosophy, Buddhism, Native American cultures, and environmental ethics. On A Planet Sailing West is very highly recommended for naturalists, environmentalists, and ordinary readers who will come away with a genuine appreciation for Clarke's personal, engaging, and almost memoir-like narrative style.
The curriculum, created by the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, consists of a seven-part, 60-minute video series that introduces students to concepts in environmental ethics. The videos challenge the viewer to explore their own attitudes about how humans impact the natural world.
This article examines the rehabilitation of an indigenous environmental ethic and indigenous environmental ethics in Africa.
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