FINAL EXAM PHIL 435
According to John ONeill (1992), environmental ethicists often conflate various senses of
intrinsic value. First, explain the meaning of each sense. Secondly, explain what sense or
senses of intrinsic value ONeill th
Essay questions PHIL 435
1. According to John ONeill (1992), environmental ethicists often conflate
various senses of intrinsic value. First, explain the meaning of each
sense. Secondly, explain what sense or senses of intrinsic value
ONeill thinks enviro
Many people claim that nature has intrinsic value. Sometimes called inherent value or worth,
intrinsic value falls within the philosophical domain of metaethics—the meaning and status of
moral language. While there can be confusion about w
KEY POINTS FROM PHIL 435:
- Valid and Sound Arguments.
- Argumentative Fallacies: i.e.) Fallacy of Equivocation: using key terms in different senses
in different parts of the argument.
INTRODUCTION TO MORAL THEORY
Phil 435 environmental ethics
January 8, 2014
Philosophers look closely at claims & situations.
Look at reasoning and evidence that supports
claims. To determine whether they are logically
correct, accurate, convincing and/or appropriate.
Has lots to do w
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Its Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligation
- Government of Developed countries have obligations to reduce climate change
- Conclusion We as people also have obligations
Goal: epistemological: If we as individ