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Department
Environment
Course
ENVR 203
Professor
David Goodin
Semester
Fall

Description
Knowledge,EthicsandEnvironment-ENVR-203-051 September 25th, 2012 Biocentrism Chapter 2 MoralStanding: Living things are affected by humans actions and have moral standing All living things have intrinsicvalue May confer rights, moral or legal, on anything living AlbertSchweitzerbelieved that reverenceforlifewas the fundamental principle for morality Worldviews: Theocentricdomainis anthropocentric -The belief that divine right is conferred on humans -Everything else is for the usage of humans PhilosophicalRationalismvalues the logical rational mind above the physical -The world doesn’t matter as anything more than an “intelligible reality” for the mind ChristopherStone: Conferring rights on new entities is often met with resistance Believes rightsshould be given to naturalobjects- forests, oceans, rivers etc Natural objects curr
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