Ethical Theories and the Environment

Traditional Ethical Theories and Contemporary Environmental Ethics

Although environmental ethicists often try to distance themselves from the anthropocentrism embedded in traditional ethical views (Passmore 1974, Norton 1991 are exceptions), they also quite often draw their theoretical resources from traditional ethical systems and theories.
Consider the following two basic moral questions:

  1. What kinds of thing are intrinsically valuable, good or bad?
  2. What makes an action right or wrong?

Here is an extract from the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Environmental Ethics

4. Traditional Ethical Theories and Contemporary Environmental Ethics

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