Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics - that each entails in order to know...

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Chapter 16: Environmental Ethics Environment: The earth, biosphere, space climate, what goes on in the space of the surroundings including all the climate and other factors that act on living organisms or individuals that inhabit this space (surroundings). A collection of interacting materials. Etymology: The French “environs” Anthropocentrism: Human-centered perspective. If humans have intrinsic worth or value, a perspective is anthropocentric. Humans have intrinsic value, everything else have instrumental values. Intrinsic value: They have value/worth in themselves for some reason. Value for its own sake. Instrumental value: If it is valued for its usefulness for some other purpose or for someone else. Cost-Benefit Analysis: Assessing and comparing various harms and costs and benefits
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Unformatted text preview: that each entails in order to know which is the better policy. Bio/Eco Centrism: Not just humans have intrinsic worth/value. Other living things (everything in the system) has value. This is pretty much anti-speciesism o Idealism: The doctrine that all are ideas. o Transcendentalism: Movement of romantic idealism o Pantheism: The idea that everything is God. o Deep Ecology: Takes a holistic view of nature and believe that we should look deeply and look at the deep causes of environmental degradation. o Shallow Ecology: Treating only the consequences of the environmental. o Ecofeminism: The source of environmental problems lies in social practices, more specifically the inequality between men and women. The domination of women is akin to the domination of nature....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Sei during the Spring '11 term at American Academy of Art.

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