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Department
School of Environment
Course
ENV221H1
Professor
E N V221
Semester
Fall

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September 18, 2012 Worldview  Reflects a persons beliefs about the world and how they view it  Different world views can study the same situation  Worldviews can be influenced by cultural background, ideology experience… Ethics  Branch of philosophy  Differs right from wrong to solve problems  Influences how you behave  Relativists vs universalists: whether ethics varies or there is a fundamental notion of right and wrong Ethical standard  Criteria used to decide what’s right and wrong (Golden rule)  Utilitarian principle  something is right when it helps the larger group of people Environmental ethics  Application of ethics to the environment  Use Criteria to properly interact with the environment Anthropo
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