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1.1665 Fatal Consumption: Environmental Ethics in the Modern World.
As the health and stability of our natural environment becomes threatened due to the relentless increase in demands we place on it, the importance of finding new alternatives to antiquated waste management practices, and antiquated modes of resource use, becomes more and more imperative. This paper will examine the ethical aspects of this key issue facing all societies today in the global village, focussing on the role of pollution and consumption as it relates to two major world cities, Toronto and Los Angeles. 11.5 pgs. 8 f/c. 7b.
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Filename: 1665 Environmental Ethics.doc
2.1721 The Risk Society? Beck, Goldblatt and Social Shortfalls in Environmentalism.
As we prepare to enter the 21st century, it is probably wisest to view matters of environmentalism and environmental problems in terms of the culture or cultures that have given rise to degradation and to ways of living that continue to harm the environment, yet which are mainstream practices that are rather taken for granted by many. However, this paper is rooted in the theme of societies, individuals and their attitudes as only slowly changing. As the examples referred to will suggest, there is much reason to question Ulrich Beck's position on environmental Risk as something that will be averted by social dynamics as much as policy decisions. 10.5 pgs. 17 f/c. 22b.
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Filename: 1721 Ulrich Beck.doc
Interest groups are an important aspect of our society. They can raise awareness about various issues, and they have become an instrumental part of social, economic and political affairs. One interest group that has experienced an increasing level of prominence in our society has been Greenpeace. With this in mind, the purpose of this paper will be to provide a detailed examination of this particular interest group. This will include an analysis of the organization and its activities. 10 pgs. 14 f/c. 6b.
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Filename: 1791 Greenpeace.doc
4.1850 Protecting the Environment.
This paper will argue that protection of the environment has traditionally been an ostentatious good that only the rich countries can afford. Sustainable development has been considered an oxymoron. In simple terms, excessive care for the environment has been demographically and economically unfeasible. It will also be argued, however, that in recent years significant progress has been made towards environmental protection through inter-governmental organizations such as APEC and the WTO. 7 pgs. 16 f/c. 12b.
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Filename: 1850 Protecting the Environment.doc
5.1881 Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic.
Aldo Leopold has had a great influence on the philosophy of environmental ethics. This paper examines the life of Aldo Leopold and his work "The Land Ethic" in which he explicitly claims that the roots of the ecological crisis were philosophical. 21 pgs. 22 f/c. 29b.
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Filename: 1881 Aldo Leopold.doc
6.2014 The Ethics of Respect for Nature.
This paper discusses Paul Taylor's arguments that a moral approach toward nature has a fundamental place in the foundations of a life-centred system of environmental ethics. He believes that it is the inherent good of individual organisms that should shape humanity's moral relations with nature. He disagrees with the human-centred approach, which sees actions toward nature as founded on human interests. Instead, he argues, our relationship with nature should be based on the assumption that living organisms are our equals. 3.5 pgs. 0 f/c. 0b.
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Filename: 2014 Respect For Nature.doc
7.2539 The Political Right and the Environment.
This paper looks at the political right and their views and actions toward the environment. The paper looks at how the right is very concerned about fighting for their God-given rights and the personal sovereignty that their forefathers fought for. It seems that they must now focus their attention on the future of their great grandchildren. 8 pgs. 8 f/c. 8b.