Explain the difference between classical utilitarian ethical theory and anthropocentric environmen

Explain the difference between classical utilitarian ethical theory and anthropocentric environmen

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Final Exam Sample Long/Short Answer Questions Explain the difference between classical utilitarian ethical theory and anthropocentric environmental ethical theory. What does it mean to say that something has intrinsic value? Explain the difference between traditional anthropocentric environmental ethical theory and enlightened anthropocentric environmental ethical theory. Consider for a moment the Amazon river dolphin, an aquatic mammal mentioned in Matt F’s hot topic report. Compare how this dolphin would be perceived through a biocentric environmental perspective and through an ecocentric perspective. You don’t have to address Matt’s issue at all, just the status of the dolphin in these two theories. Environmental ethical theories are fundamentally grounded in perceptions of value. How would environmental value influence development of sustainable development policies?
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Unformatted text preview: From an environmental ethical perspective why would the Sierra Club oppose the construction of new nuclear energy plants in SC? Be specific about which theory you use to justify your answer. (If you want to, you can add your own reaction to this.) Even though we have problems, the air in South Carolina is a whole lot better than the air in Beijing. From an environmental ethical perspective – not an economic one – discuss why you think this is so. Do you think the situation will change? How and why or why not? Water is problematical in many ways – accessibility, cleanliness, quantity. Do you think that people living in the Columbia metropolitan area have a right to the river water that collects in Lake Murray and then provides some of the city’s power and water needs? Explain your answer using specific environmental ethical theory....
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