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1/8/2009 1 Introduction to Environmental Science Introduction to Environmental Science: 2. Environmental Ethics and Philosophy Earth 122 Prof. Walter A. Illman Environmental Ethics and Philosophy The highest good is. ..the knowledge of the union that the mind has with the whole of nature. Benedict Spinoza
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1/8/2009 2 Objectives After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Understand some principles of environmental ethics and philosophy. Compare and contrast how different ethical perspectives shape our view of nature and our role in it. Realize how your own worldview and core values shape your perceptions of nature. Objectives Explain anthropocentrism, biocentrism, ecocentrism utilitarianism and ecofeminism and ecocentrism, utilitarianism, and ecofeminism, and what each says about human/nature relationships. Summarize the methods, applications, and limitations of the scientific method. Discuss the role of technology in causing environmental problems as well as helping us solve them.
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1/8/2009 3 Outline Introduction Are there Universal Ethical Principles? Philosophical Perspectives on the Environment Science as a Way of Knowing Scientific Design Modeling and Natural Experiments Paradigms and Scientific Consensus Technology and Progress INTRODUCTION Ethics is a branch of philosophy concerned with:
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course EARTH 122 taught by Professor Calia during the Spring '08 term at Waterloo.

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