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Tristan VelazquezArticle #5 “Land Ethic” Aldo Leopold4/15/17Author Note:Aldo Leopold was born on January 11, 1887 and died on April 21, 1948. He was an author, philosopher, scientist and environmentalist. Leopold was also a professor at the University of Wisconsin. One of his most famous books is called A Sand County Almanac.
Article 5: “Land Ethic”Notes:The whole premise of Leopold’s Land Ethic is to understand that human exists within a community of life that includes animals and nature, which includes plants, rocks, soil and waters. Us humans are considered “plain members and citizens” of the community and we have to act consistently with the long-term welfare of the community.One thing that Leopold’s ethic did was give the respect that ethical stances that cover all collections and assemblies of living things such as species and ecosystems.The way that Leopold understood ethics was that ethics is a body of normative ideals that constrains people in daily life as they try and reach their own self-interests. One thing that was really influential that came from Leopold’s ethic was that humans are limited and there are things that we do not know nor will we ever knowOne thing that other philosophers do when the study Leopold’s ideas about ethics is that they study the moral grounding behind his ethics and compare it to other approaches in the similar field.Many philosophers flat out ignored his findings on the moral considerablilty part about his ethic and even after another philosopher wrote about his ethics, they still had a hard time interpreting it Article #5: “Land Ethic”Q&A: