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Ethical perspectives on oil spills

Compare and contrast the varying ethics of persons with a single perspective dealing with oil spills.

Compare and contrast the ethics of persons with different perspectives on dealing with oil spills.

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We can approach this problem first by reviewing the different ethical systems that people use when dealing with environmental issues. Once such system is weak anthropocentrism, which states that all value is determined by the degree of satisfaction of humans' considered preferences. In other words, there is no right or wrong outside of human societies. If there were no humans, there would be no right or wrong. Contrasted to this is objective nonanthropocentric. People who subscribe to this belief do not think that humans aren't that special, and we must therefore balance the needs of all living things.

Furthermore, things can be valued as either instrumental or intrinsic. From an instrumental point of view, things are ...

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Compare and contrast the varying ethics of persons with a single perspective and the ethics of persons with different perspectives in dealing with oil spills

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