Ethics; Environmental and Business

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Anthropocentric
An approach to the environment that places human interests above those of any other species.
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Biocentric
Considers the biological nature and diversity of the Earth to be of supreme importance.
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Biodiversity
The variety of living things on Earth.
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Conservation Ethics
The ethics of the use, allocation, protection and exploitation of the natural world.
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Deep Ecology
Sees all life forms as of value, human life part of the biosphere; rejects anthropomorphism.
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Dominion
Judaeo-Christain idea; humans have responsibility for the natural world.
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Ecosophy
Refers to philosophies which have a ecocentric or biocentric perspective, such as deep ecology - 'ecological philosophy'
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Gaia Hypothesis
Theory of James Lovelock, everything is part of a living whole; 'g'
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Geocentric
Considers the geological nature and diversity of the Earth to be most important.
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Holistic
Approaches that considers a range of factors; including importance of balance within the ecosystem.
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Intrinsic Value
Something's value lies in itself.
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Instrumental Value
Something's value lies in its usefulness in others.
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Sentience
The ability to feel pleasure and pain.
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Shallow Ecology
The earth is cared for to make conditions better for humans.
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Stewardship
Sees humans as caretakers of the natural world.
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Corporate Social Responsibility
The moral responsibility of a company to the wider community.
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Considers the biological nature and diversity of the Earth to be of supreme importance.

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The variety of living things on Earth.

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The ethics of the use, allocation, protection and exploitation of the natural world.

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Sees all life forms as of value, human life part of the biosphere; rejects anthropomorphism.

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