By Andrew Kernohan
This e-book explains the elemental recommendations of environmental ethics and applies them to international environmental difficulties. the writer concisely introduces uncomplicated ethical theories, discusses how those theories might be prolonged to contemplate the non-human international, and examines how environmental ethics interacts with sleek society’s financial method of the surroundings. on-line multiple-choice questions inspire the reader’s energetic studying.
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4. com/talks/sam_harris_science_can_show_what_s_right. html. Should we understand him to be saying that science, by itself, can supply ethical principles, or to be saying that a secular, scientific worldview will result in different ethical judgments than will a religious worldview? 5. Consider the view that ethics is relative to individuals themselves and not to the cultures of which they are members. Everyone can legitimately have different ethical principles that are true for them though not necessarily for anyone else.
Should we extend moral consideration only to our selves, or to our selves plus nearby people, or to all of those plus distant or future people? Should we adopt a non-anthropocentric view of moral standing and extend ethical consideration to animals, to all living things, or even to species and ecosystems? Putting this together with the sorts of ethical theories just canvassed, we can construct a table of possible configurations of ethical theory and moral standing. 1 is a conceptual grid that we can impose on the reasons and recommendations of environmental policy.
Approaches to ethics virtue/vice approach MORAL STANDING? deontological approach MORAL STANDING? consequentalist approach MORAL STANDING? 1: Chart summarizing the three main approaches to ethics The virtue/vice approach tells people to work on their character to rid themselves of bad or vicious habits and acquire virtuous attitudes, dispositions, and character traits. ” If the virtue/vice approach has a rule of action, then it would say that each agent ought to act so as to emulate the decisions of a virtuous person.