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Chapter 2: Environmental Ethics and Economics values and choices www.aw-bc.com/Withgott
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Culture, Worldview and the Environment Culture is the ensemble of knowledge, beliefs, values and learned ways of life shared by a group of people.
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Worldview is a personal culture and experiences that influence his/her behavior towards meaning, operation and essence (point of view). Guns, Germs & Steel→"why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it back to New Guinea but we had little cargo of our own"
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World Map Equator Tropic of Capricorn Tropic of Cancer Arctic circle Antarctic circle Tropic of Cancer Equator Tropic of Capricorn www.mhhe.com/Cunningham
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Factors shaping the worldview and perception of the environment Religion some sites may be sacred in some religions but not others; for some people, as they migrated, they consider the new place hostile Political idiology should government intervene to protect the environment? Economic factors interest in using proper technology vs own gains
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Ethics: set of moral values/principles relativists : ethics change with each society, values may change universalist : different societies do agree in many moral standards, values are not that different.
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course ECO 1305.8501 taught by Professor Dianagomez during the Fall '11 term at Collins.

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