Paul Taylor’s book Respect for Nature (1986) was perhaps the most comprehensive and philosophically sophisticated defense of biocentric ethics. Taylor provided a philosophical account of why life should be accepted as the criterion of moral standing, and he offered a reasoned and principled account of the practical implications of biocentrism.
With a guide for the nonphilosophical reader, and set against the background of careful and penetrating critiques of Albert Schweitzer's principle of reverence for life and Paul Taylor's philosophy of respect for nature, Evans uses hunting and catch-and-release fishing as test cases in calling for a robust sense of membership in the natural world.
Environmental ethics is a branch of environmental philosophy that studies the ethical relationship between human beings and the environment. This field has given a new dimension to the topics of conservation of natural resources and protection of the environment. For more information on environmental ethics, read this HelpSaveNature article.Yoga and Ethics: the Importance of Practice Paul Ulhas Macneill Page 7 From forthcoming book: Stillwaggon Swan, Liz (ed.), Yoga-Philosophy for Everyone: Wiley-Blackwell. In Press.Summary of Natural Law Ethics.. A classic formulation of this relationship is the divine command theory which states that “morally right” means commanded by God,. It is a life in accordance with our nature. The idea that each thing has a goal or purpose in accordance with its nature, Aristotle called.
The recent Paris accord on global climate change is a key step in acknowledging biophysical limits to human actions, but the challenge of respecting the biosphere’s ecological limits remains underrated. We analyze how respecting these limits squarely conflicts with an economy centered on growth and technology to mitigate environmental stress.Read More
Roberts, Robert C. Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology (Cambridge University Press, 2003). Taylor, Paul W. Ethics Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics (Princeton University Press, 1986). Teichmann, Roger. Nature, Reason, and the Good Life: Ethics for Human Beings (Oxford University Press, 2011). Wiggins, David.Read More
Ethics, the philosophical discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad and morally right and wrong. Its subject consists of fundamental issues of practical decision making, and its major concerns include the nature of ultimate value and the standards by which human actions can be morally evaluated.Read More
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Environmental ethics—the study of ethical questions raised by human relations with the nonhuman environment—emerged as an important subfield of philosophy during the 1970s. It is now a flourishing area of research. This article provides a review of the secular, Western traditions in the field. It examines both anthropocentric and nonanthropocentric claims about what has value, as well as.Read More
THE LAND ETHIC: key philosophical and scientific challenges by J. Baird Callicott The holism of the land ethic and its antecedents. Of all the environmental ethics so far devised, the land ethic, first sketched by Aldo Leopold, is most popular among professional conservationists and least popular among professional philosophers.Read More
This paper consists of a discussion of the three general theories of ethics, on the one hand as a framework for “solving” ethical dilemmas and on the other, as a stepping-stone, for the.Read More
Ethics is not just about responding to moral questions and trying to resolve dilemmas. It’s also about the human project of discerning value. This issue considers how portraiture introduces innovative strategies for perceiving ethical and aesthetic value and motivates deeper and fuller understanding of patients’, clinicians’, and others’ health care experiences.Read More
For about five decades the phrase “sanctity-of-life“ has been part of the Anglo-American biomedical ethical discussion related to abortion and end-of-life questions. Nevertheless, the concept’s origin and meaning are unclear. Much controversy is based on the mistaken assumption that the concept denotes the absolute value of human life and thus dictates a strict prohibition on euthanasia.Read More