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Senior at Fordham University. Environmental Policy Major and Sustainable Business Minor

Environmental Ethics Worldview

As an environmental stakeholder, I hold the environmental wisdom worldview. I believe that human’s need to adjust their lifestyle in order to meet the growing changes that are occurring in the environment. Yet, humans are not willing to make such … Continue reading

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Environmental Ethics Practicum

New York City is the most populated city in the United States. During the Progressive Era, and the rise of technology, New York City faced “environmental problems relating to public health, sanitation, water supply, sewerage, air quality, and noise pollution … Continue reading

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Energy and Climate Change

To state or even consideration the falsehood of global warming is absolutely unimaginable. As evidenced by the assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, arming of the climate system is undeniable, as is now evident from observations of increases … Continue reading

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Ecofeminist Environmental Ethics

Ecofeminism is connection between the domination of women and the domination of nonhuman nature. In Karen J. Warren’s essay, The Power and the Promise of Ecological Feminism, she discusses the connections and developments of feminism and environmental ethics and believes … Continue reading

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Deep Ecology (Deep Values, Extenionism) vs. Shallow Ecology (Policy Reform, Anthropocentrism) & Environmental Pragmatism: A Defense of Shallow Ecology

In Arne Naess’s articles, The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement and Self-Realization: An Ecological Approach to Being in the World, he identifies the differences between deep ecology and shallow ecology. According to Naess, every being has an equal … Continue reading

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Ecotheology: Western Christian and Eastern Buddhist Ecological Spirituality and Environmental Ethics

Various religious sects have made a change towards their view of animals. They have recognized that human’s treatment of animals does not correlate with the original teachings that God disposed upon us. In Lynn White’s essay, The Historical Roots of … Continue reading

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Biocentric Environmental Ethics

             Biocentric Environmental Ethics argues whether sentience is the correct standard for determining who or what has moral value, specifically in regards to trees, flowers, etc. The earliest forms of conservation and preservation were typically reinforced for anthropocentric reasoning. Early … Continue reading

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Hierarchical Animal Rights vs. Egalitarian Animal Rights Ethics & Animal Rights or Environmentalism/Ecology

In Interspecific Justice, VanDeVeer further explores the main arguments from Singer’s Animal Liberation. He too believes that we as moral agents have a duty not to cause the suffering of animals. Animals have personal interests and pain is not one … Continue reading

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Egalitarian Animal Rights Ethics: Singer’s Utilitarian Approach or Regan’s Kantian, Deontological Approach

In Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation, he begins by addressing how other forms of liberation have significantly helped those who were once discriminated on the basis of sex and race. However, he notes that most may be skeptical in regards to … Continue reading

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How Do We Treat Other Animals?

The study and behavior of animals began from the studies performed by Charles Darwin. In his studies, Darwin discovered that animals do in fact harbor similar behavioral and emotional characteristics as humans. Although many scientists have done similar work to … Continue reading

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