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Environmental Ethics

as approached by:

Kantian Ethics
Natural Law Theory
Virtue Ethics

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Religious Studies
Environmental Ethics

Utilitarianism is the best approach to Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics concerns itself with how humans should
best interact with the natural world without creating
irreparable damage and eventual destruction of all life,
including human life. Due tot his, environmental ethics
attempts to strike a…

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ssence, allow for one to forecast into the future a great deal
and are really concerned with immediate results.

Due to this, using Bentham's hedonic calculus in regards to
issues concerning the environment one may say his approach
could be considered to be rash and anthropocentric (centred
around the wants…

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the environment such as deep-ecology or eco-holism

Deep ecology states that all living things had intrinsic value
in themselves, and should be treated as such. It recognises how
each living organism plays a vital role in maintaining bio-
diversity in our eco-system, and that to destroy or eliminate
any part…

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-estation of the Amazon in order to get timber and create grazing
fields for large food companies, Singer would first ask he
indigenous people of the region. As they understand the value and
diversity of the region, they would most likely object to large
swathes of their land being bought…


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