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Week 13 - December 15, 2007 Egalitarianism - all people should be treated as equals from birth, rich people should give to poor Utalitarianism - the moral worth of an action is solely determined by its contribution to overall utility. “means to an end” we shouldnt be cruel to animals, but some animals should have more rights (animals that can feel pain have more rights) pojman 29, 30 biodiversity - defends - 1. economics 2. values beyond price 3. accumulated wisdom of all of life’s aspects Why do we have a duty not to cause a species to become extinct. And sometimes actively specieism - test cases - species - our definition of species is ambiguous conclusion- Individuals are more important to us than species are easton 21 ESA -
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Unformatted text preview: 98% of species are still here-protects habitat-opponents say only 13 species have been removed NO-falls on the shoulders of a few - “tragedy of the political commons”-ESA does not provide flexible tools-More voluntary conservation efforts should be funded-State government should take a more active role as oppose to government-encourage prelisting measure - “precautionary principle”-establish stronger recovery goals-habitat conservation program ***-- tragedy of the political commons- a conflict over resources between individual interests and the common good. Pojman 73 Environmental Racism - minorities are subject to more environmental hazards than richer people libertarianism impractical...
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