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Unformatted text preview: Blake Yancey 11-13-07 Prof. Daley Contemporary Moral Problems Callicott Response Callicott’s response to the issue of environmentalism and animal liberation is what he calls the Land Ethic. He first starts his argument by saying that there is no precise definition of environmental ethics. He then says that the only close definition of environmental ethics is explained through Leopold’s paradigm. He then tells us that although Leopold’s paradigm most closely resembles what our modern day environmental ethics are, there is something about it that seems absurd. Regardless, he says that the animal liberation movement and those of the Leopoldian land ethic may even turn out to have a lot of common interests. He then talks about Humanism and Humane moralism. He says that Humane Moralists believe that sentience is the only relevant item that a being needs to be morally regarded. Besides this, Humane Moralist, he says, they do create a distinct cut-off point between those who are regarded as...
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- Fall '08
- Ethics , Land Ethic, Daley Contemporary Moral