Environmental ethics: Virtue ethics

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  • Created on: 26-06-17 21:39
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  • Environmental ethics: Virtue ethics
    • If human flourishing (eudaimonia) is the ultimate goal, then the environment needs to be preserved and looked after to allow this
    • Becoming a virtuous person and reaching eudaimonia involves understanding the human role in environment
    • Emulating virtuous people will often lead to caring for the environment
      • e.g. Theodore Roosevelt
    • Animals etc. only have instrumental value
      • "plants exist for the sake of animals...all other animals exist for the sake of man" - Politics


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