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Lecture 31

PHIL 1180 Lecture 31: Lecture 31 — Focal Practice and Climate Change

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PHIL 1180
Ronald Sandler

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Lecture 31 — Focal Practice and Climate Change News and Events: EU to inc research funding $2.5 billion Euro compared to research budget in corporations are way higher but good first step Sea ice are at record lows rapid ice gain is not going to happen bad news for polar bears polar bear researchers are concerned about this. Bees learn in their sleep we see these things in us, can we infer these things in animals? if it comes from common ancestor it seems likely but maybe not Review allocation of burdens and benefits in society Environmental Justice is not just distributing you need to address the causes and unequal distribution you need to reduce the amount of hazard going into the system Lifecycle every step has ecological impacts to address the impacts you have to address consumption in some way. Eco impacts are harmful to the environment and to people. both affluent and poor people. We ought to adopt a principle that guides our behavior principle of anticipatory cooperations it is synergistic — all values justify address consumption in the direction of the ideal, but not so much that it impairs rather than promotes your flourishing. you should consume less, but its not required to consume as little as possible. need a principle to improve peoples lives. too large an extreme, other people will think you are weird. change your behavior in a way that other people are going to change their lifestyle in the same way. Heroic Sacrifice is not the answer. Focal Practice things in our lives that around which we generate meaning. Fast food — displaces eating and making food replaced — lose the focal practice that experience no longer exists “slow food movement” — trying to bring focal practice back to food consumption displaces the focal practices — all you’re left with is empty consumption of the goods. people don’t feel any better after buying the goods. consumption can become a focal practice? idk maybe The real problem is the low quality we buy large quantity of inexpensively produced good
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