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Environments, ethics and human concern

John Benson

Environments, ethics and human concern

by John Benson

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Published by Open University in Milton Keynes .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Part of the Open University course A211 Philosophy and the human situation.

StatementJohn Benson.
SeriesA211 -- book 3
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18202320M
ISBN 100749287527

Many interpret the environment even wider, to include the built surroundings within which humans live, so that ethical concern for the environment is seen also to include consideration of the aesthetic, cultural, historical and spiritual values that humans may attach to certain aspects of non-human nature. Environmental ethics thus has to do. Applied Ethics UNIT 3 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS Contents Objectives Introduction Environmental Ethics: Meaning The Modern Construction of Environmental Ethics human race is considered the primary concern of society, animals and plants are in no way less important. They have a right to get their fair share of Size: 37KB.

Many philosophers have objected to Kant’s account of duties regarding non-human nature, arguing that it does not ground adequate moral concern for non-human natural entities. Kant’s moral philosophy can ground a coherent and robust approach to environmental ethics. Keywords environmental ethics animal ethics Kant: Categories Animal Cited by: 4. Paul W. Taylor (Novem – Octo ) was a philosopher best known for his work in the field of environmental theory of biocentric egalitarianism, related to but not identical with deep ecology, was expounded in his book Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics, and is regularly taught in university courses on environmental ethics.

Environmental Ethics The field of environmental ethics concerns human beings' ethical relationship with the natural environment. While numerous philosophers have written on this topic throughout history, environmental ethics only developed into a specific philosophical discipline in the s.   Dale Jamieson is Henry R. Luce Professor in Human Dimensions of Global Change at Carleton College. He is author of Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature (), and the editor of many books including Singer and His Critics (Blackwell, ). For nearly twenty years he taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has also held visiting .


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