Ethical Responses to the environment

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  • Created on: 06-01-16 12:09

1. What is a utilitarian response to Deep ecology?

  • Unrealistic
  • Only humans should be considered
  • Animals feel pain too so have to be considered
  • Nature is not important
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2. Strengths of a utilitarian view

  • Careful consideration of consequences
  • Thinks about the here and now

3. Weaknesses of utilitarian view

  • Consequences can't be predicted
  • Too optimistic

4. Weaknesses of utilitarian view

  • No simple answer
  • Too black and white

5. Strengths of a utilitarian view

  • Deontological
  • Possible to have both deep and shallow ecologic views
  • Absolute


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