Please explain what are the similarities and differences between human centered and life centered systems of environmental ethics?
Please explain - does nature have intrinsic value? Explain your reasoning.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 11:39 pm ad1c9bdddf
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* Commonly called anthropocentric versus biocentric - these two schools of thought are very different in aspect of focus. The first - human centered, bases its value systems on relation to the human endeavor. That is, things have a value, are of import, are "worth" our attention by virtue of our potential uses for them and/or their effects on us for good or ill (their utility.) Biocentric ethics presumes humans to be within the boundary of the value system. [The far end of the biocentric perspective is often referred to as "deep ecology"] The idea then is that we are a rather large cog in a very large machine but all cogs have their purpose. Thus to upset any portion of the big green machine is unethical by virtue of impinging on the overall ...
A brief discussion of the philosophic differences and similarities between these two thought systems of environmental evaluation. Includes HTML attachment with live links for ease of use.
Environmental Ethics: Deep Ecology
In chapter 9 of "Environmental Ethics" textbook there are contentious issues about Deep Ecology eco-philosophy as a religious matter. Some of the stakeholders are Minnesota Associated Contract Loggers, Olson Logging Company versus USFS, SWAN, Forest Guardians of Santa Fe, Native Americans, Religious Campaign for Forest Conservation, Christian Environmental Council, and others. Look at all their perspectives on national forest, and discuss your individual views on the lawsuits that ensued and the court decision that followed. What are your opinions? See the attachment.View Full Posting Details