ENVIRONMENT - LIBERTARIAN EXTENSION or DEEP ECOLOGY - BRIEF SUMMARY

deep ecology approach to the environment

a2 ethics with OCR

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Libertarian Extension or Deep Ecology
AKA Deep Green Ecology
Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson and Aarne Naess
Very radical
Everything has intrinsic value, the world has value within itself
Against anthropocentrism (human centred)
Radically reducing the population
Human, animal, vegetable and mineral have equal value
Autonomous moral agent ­ making your own decisions and taking responsibility for it
Something is right when it preserves the integrity, stability and beauty of the biological
community
The social conscience should include the land
Aarne Naess
o Two approaches:
o Pollution and problems
o Changing people's views
`Ecosophy' ­ the beauty and wisdom of life
Souls do not mean we are special ­ rejects religion
Rejects thinking and rationality
Moral capacity doesn't make us special either
Stewardship is an arrogant lie
Dreamtime
o Spirits of humans, animals and plants
o Love of the land as creator
o Protecting the environment

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