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

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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Case Study: Sustainable Design, Natural Capitalism, and the 2nd Industrial Revolution

When looking back upon earth’s long history, it is difficult to think of how it was able to adapt to the vast of amount of changes it has undergone and its resilience to overcome these changes. The earth has experienced … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice Ethics (Intergenerational Justice)

In sections 2.8, 80, and 81, and the article Environmental Justice, the authors discuss the distributions and benefits and burdens of environmental issues. We often only think in terms of environmental justice for humans. Although, environmental issues face a number … Continue reading

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Environmental Virtue Ethics & Pragmatism

In Bryan Norton’s Environmental Ethics and Weak Anthropocentrism, he works to come up with a distinct environmental ethic. Norton begins by asking whether or not the environment should have fundamental value, for this notion is what ultimately shapes one’s own … Continue reading

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Should Citizenship, Values and Politics Be Able to Override the Free Market? The Case For Environmental Politics and Law

In section 40, entitled At the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, or Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic, Mark Sagoff discusses how we approach environmental decisions based on economic reasoning and the consumers’ influence on the policy formation. … Continue reading

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