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Article 6: The Green Kant: Environmental Dynamics and Sustainable Policies – Martin Schonfeld: Schonfeld is discussing Kant’s Categorical Imperatives (CI) in this article. He states that Kant’s CIs can be used in order to build a series of environmental ethics, since any activity that leads to environmental destruction violates the CIs. In his introduction, Schonfeld explains some of the difficulties of dealing with Kant. He explains that while Kant’s ideas are basic to ethics, they remain problematic in the area of Environmental Ethics. Another problem comes from Kants arguments seeming fairly arbitrary. The third problem comes from the disconnectedness of Kant’s philosophy. However, Schonfeld gives counter examples to all of these problems, and helps build the basis of his article. Schonfeld then goes on to explain the basics of both Kant’s ideas in standard moral ethics and in environmental ethics as well. Schonfeld summarizes Kant’s arguments and some counter arguments and provides his own analysis defending Kant, ending with a
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