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  Gale Schools - Environment - Environmental Ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Environmental ethics employs concepts from the entire field of philosophy, especially aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, and social and political philosophy.
Since environmental ethics is often involved with issues dealing with the protection of plants and animals, its appeal is often to aesthetic experiences of nature.
Environmental ethics is also interconnected with political and social structures concerning the use of natural resources, so the field also touches the areas of social and political philosophy.
www.galeschools.com /environment/ethics.htm   (2055 words)

 Environmental Ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its nonhuman contents.
Unlike the environmental philosophers who attribute intrinsic value to the natural environment and its inhabitants, Singer and utilitarians in general attribute intrinsic value to the experience of pleasure or interest satisfaction as such, not to the beings who have the experience.
A straightforward implication of this version of the land ethic is that an individual member of the biotic community ought to be sacrificed whenever that is needed for the protection of the holistic good of the community.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/ethics-environmental   (9430 words)

 Environmental ethics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmental ethics is properly but a sub-section of environmental philosophy, which includes environmental aesthetics, environmental theology, and indeed all the branches of philosophical investigation (e.g., epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, etc).
The academic field of environmental ethics grew up in response to the work of scientists such as Rachel Carson and events such as the first Earth Day in 1970, when environmentalists started urging philosophers to consider the philosophical aspects of environmental problems.
It could be argued that it is this ethic that formed the underlying arguments proposed by Governments at the Kyoto summit in 1997 and three agreements reached in Rio in 1992.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmental_ethics   (1393 words)

 Environmental Ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The environmental justice movement is concerned that all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups have equal access to a clean, healthy environment.
Resources on environmental ethics includes full-text articles from philosophy journals, a variety of interesting articles on several environmental issues, and extensive bibliographies of web and print sources.
environmental ethics and philosophy, and information on the academic study of environmental ethics and philosophy, from the University of North Texas.
daphne.palomar.edu /calenvironment/ethics.htm   (1017 words)

 FORE: Disciplines-Ethics-Introduction
Environmental justice focuses on the unequal distribution of environmental “bads,” which are disproportionately visited on the poor and women and children of color.
Environmental ethicists, the pragmatist environmental philosophers argue, should not be in the business of generating a one-size-fits-all theory, but instead be engaged in casuistry.
It rejects the binary notion that all environmental ethics should be one thing or the other—all theory or all pragmatic casuistry—and permits the complementary interaction of both top-down theory and bottom-up problem solving.
environment.harvard.edu /religion/disciplines/ethics/index.html   (2360 words)

 20th WCP: The Dialectical Links Between Environmental Ethics and Sciences
First, for ecologists it clarifies that environmental ethics is not purely a normative corpus that we should adopt under the pressure of an environmental crisis.
It is important to note, however, that both Darwinian evolutionary theory and Leopoldian environmental ethics transcend the image of nature as a struggle for existence, proposing a broader spectrum of forms of relationship.
Environmental ethics is not an external addition with which ecological sciences should be invested, as an applied tool for confronting environmental crisis.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Envi/EnviRozz.htm   (3688 words)

 Eco-Ethics Institute, Inc.
Environmental Ethics Education (E3) is a means for E-EI to communicate to students the essential core values that direct decision-making throughout all aspects of their life and their character formation.
When environmental ethics becomes a thread woven through the decision-making process, the quality of life will be enhanced for our global community, and for future generations.
*ethics - the study of standards of conduct and moral principles dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the motives and ends of such actions.
www.eco-ethics.org   (302 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 4 Num 261   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jordan (1995) says environmental ethics is a branch of philosophy concerned with the moral relations between humans and the natural world.
In the essay The Land Ethics, Aldo Leopold, regarded as the prophet of environmental ethics, describes historical 'extension' of ethical concern, focusing first upon the family and village, then the community, nation, and international community.
Environmental management and reducing poverty is the subject of strategy to "Achieving sustainability, poverty elimination and the environment".
www.thedailystar.net /2004/02/20/d40220180186.htm   (1739 words)

 Environmental Ethics: An Introduction.
Environmental ethics is concerned with the issue of responsible personal conduct with respect to natural landscapes, resources, species, and non-human organisms.
First, descriptive environmental ethics is not a significant problem in environmental ethics for the simple reason that, strictly speaking, "descriptive ethics" isn't really a part of moral philosophy at all.
Ethics deals with the realm of imaginable human conduct that falls between the impossible and the inevitable -- that is, within the area of human capacity and choice.
gadfly.igc.org /e-ethics/Intro-ee.htm   (5728 words)

 Environmental Ethics
Environmental ethics have evolved from the first mainstream emergence of the anthropocentric Progressive Conservation Movement that advocated development and use, to one that embraces a Deep Ecology standpoint of intrinsic value.
The goal of environmental ethics is not to convince us we should be concerned about the environment, instead it focuses on the moral foundation of environmental responsibility.
This ethic clearly clashes with the earlier views of nature having its own value, Pinchot believed that the duty of the human race was to control the earth it lives upon, with conservation meaning the greatest good to the greatest number for the longest time (Pinchot, 1947).
darwin.bio.uci.edu /~sustain/global/sensem/S98/Ohara/EnvEthics.html   (5837 words)

 Department of Biology - Env. Minors - PHIL 2115 Environmental Ethics
Enable students to think through complex environmental problems involving scientific, economic, political and ethical aspects within a framework that gives due weight to the disciplinary approaches, yet also aims for integrated and rigorous understanding and entertains possible solutions.
Introduction: the place and function of this course in the Environmental studies Program; brief review of the study of ethics; recent growth in environmental awareness in industrial and post-industrial societies; the nature and scope of environmental ethics.
Non-Western perspectives on environmental ethics; the sustainable society; environmental ethics for the 21st century (week 14).
artsci.shu.edu /biology/envirminors/eleethics.htm   (345 words)

 20th WCP: Case-Based Environmental Ethics
In their classical formulations and as recently revised by animal and environmental ethicists, mainstream Kantian, utilitarian, and virtue theories have failed adequately to include either animals or the environment, or both.
She argues that Norton's pragmatic theory of environmental ethics is vague, fails to provide adequate guidance in praxis, and entails relativism.
Case-based environmental ethics allows for an appropriate place for humans in the world's ecology, and explains why a certain amount of relativism and pluralism are necessary in ethics.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Envi/EnviWeir.htm   (1650 words)

 The Environmental Ethics & Public Policy (EE&PP) Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The program focused on several distinct activities including a faculty seminar (the Harvard Seminar on Environmental Values), the publication of an Occasional Papers Series and the presentation of the Subject Bibliographies in Environmental Ethics.
The Harvard Seminar on Environmental Values became a platform for the discussion among faculty of new forms of collaboration on environmental matters throughout the university and beyond.
Beyond Harvard, the Environmental Ethics and Public Policy Program has served as a major vehicle of outreach to the community of scholars and concerned citizens investigating issues of environmental ethics.
ecoethics.net   (1188 words)

 Subject Bibliographies in Environmental Ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Developed initially as teaching and research aids for seminars on environmental ethics taught at Harvard, they are presented on this web site as general resources for public use.
Subject Category Guides in Environmental Ethics-- Subject categoies within the Harvard OnLine Library Information System (HOLLIS) are listed in three forms: alphabetically by title, alphabetically by author and chronologically by date of publication.
Environmental and Labor Discord on the Kyoto Accords].
ecoethics.net /bib   (1372 words)

 Online Ethics Center: Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Development: Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Environmental impact, nuclear engineering, hazardous waste, conflicting interests and commitments, ethics and economics.
Ethics and economics, corporate ethics, environmental impact, environmental engineering.
Environmental ethics, ethics and economics, ecological risk, sustainable development.
onlineethics.org /environment/envsdbib.html   (633 words)

 Environmental Ethics
At the University of Tennessee, we construe environmental ethics broadly.
If environmental ethics is about the moral relations between humans and nature, it must concern itself with the value, perhaps even apart from any relationship to human beings, of organisms, species, ecosystems or even the biosphere.
Whether traditional ethics can be so extended and remain a consistent and coherent whole is an open question, providing fertile ground for philosophical work.
web.utk.edu /~philosop/environmentalethics.html   (298 words)

 Environmental Ethics
It remains debatable as to whether the source of prevailing attitudes antithetical to environmental protection are derived from "Judeo-Christian anthropocentrism." [13] Nonetheless, the evident problem with most conventional religion, in the Western world at least, is that it typically reserves the recognition of sacredness to things and beings far from our planetary realm.
The source of pantheist environmental ethics is not the natural behavior of other animals as role models.
Environmentally concerned persons would do well to consider further the contribution a modern pantheist religion may hold for the future.
www.pantheist.net /society/modern_pantheism_approach.html   (5224 words)

 Environmental Ethics Philosophy Society
Promoting Ethics in ScienceInside Higher Ed, DC - 10 hours agoKrimsky, a professor of environmental policy at Tufts University and author of...
Environmental group Forest Ethics, which had been pressuring the company to make changes for more than two years, called the new policy "a landmark achievement...
You can educate yourself on environmental issues and perhaps most of all, encourage the development of strong environmental ethics and responsible civic...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Society/Philosophy/Ethics/Environmental   (530 words)

 5th Annual Environmental Ethics Conference : Environmental Ethics in South Florida
Founded in 2000, the South Florida Environmental Ethics Consortium (SFEEC) is a project of the Ethics Programs of the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University, in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethic and the Public Trust.
The aim of the South Florida Environmental Ethics Consortium (SFEEC) is to bring diverse communities into dialogue on values issues relating to the human and the natural environments, and to develop resources that attend to the ethical opportunities and challenges in environmental public policy.
The annual environmental ethics conference, now in its fifth year, is a collaborative regional effort to link educational institutions, governmental agencies, nongovernmental agencies, advocacy groups and communities.
www.fau.edu /environment   (598 words)

 Environmental Ethics Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Center for Ethics at The University of Montana has organized an Environmental Ethics Institute, titled "Exploring the Landscapes of Environmental Thought" to run July 10-28, 2006.
Environmental aesthetics is a new field of study, once limited to the aesthetics of nature but now including our everyday environment-built structures, cultural landscapes, art and non-art artifacts.
We will look at environmental aesthetics from the western perspective and from the perspective of Dr. Saito's native Japan, focusing on the cultural roots of our aesthetic experience of the environment, why a specifically environmental aesthetic is needed, and the complex and serious ethical ramifications involved in what appears to be simple environmental appreciation.
www.willamette.edu /cla/ees/summer/env_ethics_inst.htm   (912 words)

 Ethics of the Environment
Dr. Bergstrom discusses three general principles of a Christian environmental ethic and applications of this ethic to agricultural, forestry and environmental sciences.
A governor reflects on the stewardship understanding of environmental protection that is, he says, most consistent with limited and constitutional government.
A doctrine of environmental ethics contrary to a biblical understanding of man's relationship to nature figures heavily into the assumptions and decrees of several UN conferences, portending the demise of national sovereignty, draconian taxes and regulations and other ill effects.
www.leaderu.com /focus/enviro-ethics2.html   (1156 words)

 Research Ethics and Environmental Health
The Collaborative Initiative for Research Ethics in Environmental Health (CIREEH) is an interdisciplinary team of public health, social science, biomedical, behavioral and humanities researchers from Syracuse University and four other collaborating universities.
Currently, we are engaged in a project on special problems for research ethics with radiation health studies around the nuclear weapons complex with community health concerns from radioactive contamination.
In the south, we are also working on special problem areas in developing community research ethics for African-American communities appropriate to their specific community conditions and to the special problems of racism in those communities.
www.researchethics.org /project.asp   (462 words)

 Environmental Ethics Network | Inspiring the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
Environmental Ethics: Examining Your Connection to the Environment and Your Community was developed by the Goldman Environmental Prize to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.
Environmental Ethics is geared specifically toward middle and high school students, but may be adapted to fit the needs of all teachers.
Utilizing cutting-edge community-building technology, the Environmental Ethics Network is a new resource that works to connect educators and provide a forum for you to share ideas.
envethics.org   (206 words)

 Course Calendar
Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy, 3rd ed., Wadsworth, 1997.
This course is an introduction to environmental ethics.
Regional Environmental Issues—an assessment of the environmental health of the Upper Tennessee Valley and Southern Appalachian Mountains: environmental science locally applied.
web.utk.edu /~nolt/courses/346/SYLLf04.htm   (643 words)

 Environmental ethics
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS: A study of conceptual and moral issues concerning the growth of human population, consumption of resources, animal rights, the moral status of nature and species, etc.
Ecological "Facts of Life": "To the extent that the animals liberation/animal rights ethics condemn the taking of life or the infliction of pain on a sentient being, they are irreconcilably at odds with the ecological "facts of life" (Callicott, 196).
Leopold: "a land ethics changes the role of Homo Sapiens from conqueror of the land community to plain member and citizen of it.
falcon.tamucc.edu /~sencerz/environguide.htm   (1633 words)

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