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Unformatted text preview: raints are rules of conduct governing
our interactions with the natural environment. These
rules differ from those among human beings
because the recipients of our actions are not
themselves moral agents. M1.57 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 2014 The answers (cont’d) The moral commitment for a respect for nature rests
on rational grounds because the continued physical,
intellectual and emotional well-being of human
beings depends on us adopting such a commitment.
There will never be any conflict between our
responsibilities toward the natural environment and
our long-term responsibilities to ourselves. The
only possible conflict is between environmental
responsibility and short-term human interests. M1.58 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 2014 M1 2009-2010 BIO 3115 Conservation Biology The golden rule of environmental
ethics (Findlay view) Human activities
should be conducted in
such a way as to
minimize the global
effects of such
activities on the
functioning of natural
ecosystems. M1.59 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa 2014 M1 2009-2010...
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