Dec 1 - Greens & Islam Summary

Dec 1 Greens - Summary of Politics 1020E Lecture Green Ideology Islam(Dec 1 2011 We begin the twenty-fifth lecture by introducing ecology as an

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Summary of Politics 1020E Lecture: Green Ideology & Islam (Dec 1, 2011) We begin the twenty-fifth lecture by introducing ecology as an ideology that claims to be ‘beyond left and right’. Greens point out that all of the mainstream political ideologies justify human mastering of nature, with predictably destructive consequences for the environment. The dominant ideologies are ‘anthropocentric’ or human-centred; they assign no intrinsic value to non-human nature. We identify defenders of an ecological ethic or ideology who emphasize our dependence on nature, respect for all life, and human stewardship and responsibility to preserve and protect the planet. This requires a long time-horizon and an ability to sacrifice now to benefit future generations of humans and the planet itself. A potential problem here is the popular idea that justice requires reciprocity, so that there could not be justice between generations,
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course POLISCI 1020E taught by Professor Charlesjones during the Fall '11 term at UWO.

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Dec 1 Greens - Summary of Politics 1020E Lecture Green Ideology Islam(Dec 1 2011 We begin the twenty-fifth lecture by introducing ecology as an

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