Environmental Ethics: The Necessity of Ethical Approach based on Environment to Social and Physical SciencesEnvironmental Ethics: The Necessity of Ethical Approach based on Environment to Social and Physical Sciences

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Published Sep 2, 2021
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Abstract

Abstract

Environmental problems all affect our life adversely.

The question of environment is inter-disciplinary. The problems of environment are in relationship and interaction with each other.

 

As the solutions for environmental problems require labour, affordability (or cost) and time, it will be convenient to speak about environmental problematic instead of environmental problems (as the term of problem indicates simple issues).

 

Our views of nature and relationship with nature are also related with environmental ethics. The development of the relations between man and nature, gives us a hint on the improvement of environmental ethics.

 

Ethics, as a part of philosophy aims the tradition which is passing through a mind filter, shows us how to live (Des Jardins, 2006: 58).

 

The attention of environmental ethics toward other living and non-living beings is supported by ethical approaches. 

The inadequacies/in sufficiency of ego-centric environmental ethics contribute the emergence of new ethical approaches.

 

It is not possible to understand (embrace) the discussions of environment without using the main concepts such as rights, justice, equity and benefit (Des Jardins, 2006: 57).

 

Morality can be seen as traditions, principles and practices of a man or of a culture; ethics is related with a wider sphere which consists of the philosophy of morality. the term of ethics as the principles which shape and determine our behaviours, values and approaches towards environment (Pojman and Pojman, 1988: 4).

 

The theory of ethics is an attempt to find systematic answers for the philosophical problems which were generated by descriptive and normative ethical approaches (Des Jardins, 2006: 61). In a broad sense, the theory of ethics includes the solutions of moral, political, economic, legal and social problems (Des Jardins, 2006: 61).

 

The purpose of the ethics is to determine the rules and principles to have a better quality of life (Des Jardins, 2006: 71). The quality of life affects the life of present and next generations.

 

Besides, the lack of environmental consciousness is a serious problem. Every year, over 8.8 million of people die because of air pollution on all over the world.

 

Aim of the study: to emphasize the importance of environmental ethics and eco-centric environmental view on both social and physical sciences.

 

Importance of the study: The involvement of environmental ethics at physical sciences, as it does at social sciences, will improve the life quality of living beings, will contribute the strength of ecosystems so this study will widen and enlighten the limits of physical sciences.

Method of the Study: Academic books and articles will be reviewed.

 

The Hypothesis of the Study: To achieve the integration of the philosophy of environmental ethics with social and physical sciences will widen and foster the perspective of physical science as it does on social sciences; also will improve the life quality on Earth and the life quality of living beings and contribute the essence/presence of non-living beings.

 

Limitations of the Study: this study will present an introduction for the relationship of environmental ethics with social and physical sciences.

 

Outline of the Study:

Introduction

Definitions

The context and necessity of Environmental Ethics

The contribution of Environmental Ethics to Social and Physical Sciences

Conclusion and proposals

 

 

References

Aristoteles (1983), Politika (Politics), İstanbul: Remzi Publication.

Joseph R. Des Jardins (2012), Environmental Ethics, USA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, fifth edition, 304 pages.

Joseph R des Jardins (2006), Çevre Etiği, Çevre Felsefesine Giriş, (Environmental Ethics: Introduction to Environmental Philosophy), İmge Publications, Ankara.

Louis P. Pojman, Paul Pojman (Ed.) (1988), Environmental Ethics: Readings in Theory and Application, Belmont: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract

Environmental problems all affect our life adversely.

The question of environment is inter-disciplinary. The problems of environment are in relationship and interaction with each other.

 

As the solutions for environmental problems require labour, affordability (or cost) and time, it will be convenient to speak about environmental problematic instead of environmental problems (as the term of problem indicates simple issues).

 

Our views of nature and relationship with nature are also related with environmental ethics. The development of the relations between man and nature, gives us a hint on the improvement of environmental ethics.

 

Ethics, as a part of philosophy aims the tradition which is passing through a mind filter, shows us how to live (Des Jardins, 2006: 58).

 

The attention of environmental ethics toward other living and non-living beings is supported by ethical approaches. 

The inadequacies/in sufficiency of ego-centric environmental ethics contribute the emergence of new ethical approaches.

 

It is not possible to understand (embrace) the discussions of environment without using the main concepts such as rights, justice, equity and benefit (Des Jardins, 2006: 57).

 

Morality can be seen as traditions, principles and practices of a man or of a culture; ethics is related with a wider sphere which consists of the philosophy of morality. the term of ethics as the principles which shape and determine our behaviours, values and approaches towards environment (Pojman and Pojman, 1988: 4).

 

The theory of ethics is an attempt to find systematic answers for the philosophical problems which were generated by descriptive and normative ethical approaches (Des Jardins, 2006: 61). In a broad sense, the theory of ethics includes the solutions of moral, political, economic, legal and social problems (Des Jardins, 2006: 61).

 

The purpose of the ethics is to determine the rules and principles to have a better quality of life (Des Jardins, 2006: 71). The quality of life affects the life of present and next generations.

 

Besides, the lack of environmental consciousness is a serious problem. Every year, over 8.8 million of people die because of air pollution on all over the world.

 

Aim of the study: to emphasize the importance of environmental ethics and eco-centric environmental view on both social and physical sciences.

 

Importance of the study: The involvement of environmental ethics at physical sciences, as it does at social sciences, will improve the life quality of living beings, will contribute the strength of ecosystems so this study will widen and enlighten the limits of physical sciences.

Method of the Study: Academic books and articles will be reviewed.

 

The Hypothesis of the Study: To achieve the integration of the philosophy of environmental ethics with social and physical sciences will widen and foster the perspective of physical science as it does on social sciences; also will improve the life quality on Earth and the life quality of living beings and contribute the essence/presence of non-living beings.

 

Limitations of the Study: this study will present an introduction for the relationship of environmental ethics with social and physical sciences.

 

Outline of the Study:

Introduction

Definitions

The context and necessity of Environmental Ethics

The contribution of Environmental Ethics to Social and Physical Sciences

Conclusion and proposals

 

 

References

Aristoteles (1983), Politika (Politics), İstanbul: Remzi Publication.

Joseph R. Des Jardins (2012), Environmental Ethics, USA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, fifth edition, 304 pages.

Joseph R des Jardins (2006), Çevre Etiği, Çevre Felsefesine Giriş, (Environmental Ethics: Introduction to Environmental Philosophy), İmge Publications, Ankara.

Louis P. Pojman, Paul Pojman (Ed.) (1988), Environmental Ethics: Readings in Theory and Application, Belmont: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

 

Abstract

Environmental problems all affect our life adversely.

The question of environment is inter-disciplinary. The problems of environment are in relationship and interaction with each other.

 

As the solutions for environmental problems require labour, affordability (or cost) and time, it will be convenient to speak about environmental problematic instead of environmental problems (as the term of problem indicates simple issues).

 

Our views of nature and relationship with nature are also related with environmental ethics. The development of the relations between man and nature, gives us a hint on the improvement of environmental ethics.

 

Ethics, as a part of philosophy aims the tradition which is passing through a mind filter, shows us how to live (Des Jardins, 2006: 58).

 

The attention of environmental ethics toward other living and non-living beings is supported by ethical approaches. 

The inadequacies/in sufficiency of ego-centric environmental ethics contribute the emergence of new ethical approaches.

 

It is not possible to understand (embrace) the discussions of environment without using the main concepts such as rights, justice, equity and benefit (Des Jardins, 2006: 57).

 

Morality can be seen as traditions, principles and practices of a man or of a culture; ethics is related with a wider sphere which consists of the philosophy of morality. the term of ethics as the principles which shape and determine our behaviours, values and approaches towards environment (Pojman and Pojman, 1988: 4).

 

The theory of ethics is an attempt to find systematic answers for the philosophical problems which were generated by descriptive and normative ethical approaches (Des Jardins, 2006: 61). In a broad sense, the theory of ethics includes the solutions of moral, political, economic, legal and social problems (Des Jardins, 2006: 61).

 

The purpose of the ethics is to determine the rules and principles to have a better quality of life (Des Jardins, 2006: 71). The quality of life affects the life of present and next generations.

 

Besides, the lack of environmental consciousness is a serious problem. Every year, over 8.8 million of people die because of air pollution on all over the world.

 

Aim of the study: to emphasize the importance of environmental ethics and eco-centric environmental view on both social and physical sciences.

 

Importance of the study: The involvement of environmental ethics at physical sciences, as it does at social sciences, will improve the life quality of living beings, will contribute the strength of ecosystems so this study will widen and enlighten the limits of physical sciences.

Method of the Study: Academic books and articles will be reviewed.

 

The Hypothesis of the Study: To achieve the integration of the philosophy of environmental ethics with social and physical sciences will widen and foster the perspective of physical science as it does on social sciences; also will improve the life quality on Earth and the life quality of living beings and contribute the essence/presence of non-living beings.

 

Limitations of the Study: this study will present an introduction for the relationship of environmental ethics with social and physical sciences.

 

Outline of the Study:

Introduction

Definitions

The context and necessity of Environmental Ethics

The contribution of Environmental Ethics to Social and Physical Sciences

Conclusion and proposals

 

 

References

Aristoteles (1983), Politika (Politics), İstanbul: Remzi Publication.

Joseph R. Des Jardins (2012), Environmental Ethics, USA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, fifth edition, 304 pages.

Joseph R des Jardins (2006), Çevre Etiği, Çevre Felsefesine Giriş, (Environmental Ethics: Introduction to Environmental Philosophy), İmge Publications, Ankara.

Louis P. Pojman, Paul Pojman (Ed.) (1988), Environmental Ethics: Readings in Theory and Application, Belmont: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

 

Abstract

Environmental problems all affect our life adversely.

The question of environment is inter-disciplinary. The problems of environment are in relationship and interaction with each other.

 

As the solutions for environmental problems require labour, affordability (or cost) and time, it will be convenient to speak about environmental problematic instead of environmental problems (as the term of problem indicates simple issues).

 

Our views of nature and relationship with nature are also related with environmental ethics. The development of the relations between man and nature, gives us a hint on the improvement of environmental ethics.

 

Ethics, as a part of philosophy aims the tradition which is passing through a mind filter, shows us how to live (Des Jardins, 2006: 58).

 

The attention of environmental ethics toward other living and non-living beings is supported by ethical approaches. 

The inadequacies/in sufficiency of ego-centric environmental ethics contribute the emergence of new ethical approaches.

 

It is not possible to understand (embrace) the discussions of environment without using the main concepts such as rights, justice, equity and benefit (Des Jardins, 2006: 57).

 

Morality can be seen as traditions, principles and practices of a man or of a culture; ethics is related with a wider sphere which consists of the philosophy of morality. the term of ethics as the principles which shape and determine our behaviours, values and approaches towards environment (Pojman and Pojman, 1988: 4).

 

The theory of ethics is an attempt to find systematic answers for the philosophical problems which were generated by descriptive and normative ethical approaches (Des Jardins, 2006: 61). In a broad sense, the theory of ethics includes the solutions of moral, political, economic, legal and social problems (Des Jardins, 2006: 61).

 

The purpose of the ethics is to determine the rules and principles to have a better quality of life (Des Jardins, 2006: 71). The quality of life affects the life of present and next generations.

 

Besides, the lack of environmental consciousness is a serious problem. Every year, over 8.8 million of people die because of air pollution on all over the world.

 

Aim of the study: to emphasize the importance of environmental ethics and eco-centric environmental view on both social and physical sciences.

 

Importance of the study: The involvement of environmental ethics at physical sciences, as it does at social sciences, will improve the life quality of living beings, will contribute the strength of ecosystems so this study will widen and enlighten the limits of physical sciences.

Method of the Study: Academic books and articles will be reviewed.

 

The Hypothesis of the Study: To achieve the integration of the philosophy of environmental ethics with social and physical sciences will widen and foster the perspective of physical science as it does on social sciences; also will improve the life quality on Earth and the life quality of living beings and contribute the essence/presence of non-living beings.

 

Limitations of the Study: this study will present an introduction for the relationship of environmental ethics with social and physical sciences.

 

Outline of the Study:

Introduction

Definitions

The context and necessity of Environmental Ethics

The contribution of Environmental Ethics to Social and Physical Sciences

Conclusion and proposals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Cite

Ertan, K. (2021). Environmental Ethics: The Necessity of Ethical Approach based on Environment to Social and Physical SciencesEnvironmental Ethics: The Necessity of Ethical Approach based on Environment to Social and Physical Sciences. SPAST Abstracts, 1(01). Retrieved from https://spast.org/techrep/article/view/150
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Keywords

environment, environmental protection, environmental ethics, ethics for protection of environment

References
References Aristoteles (1983), Politika (Politics), İstanbul: Remzi Publication.
Joseph R. Des Jardins (2012), Environmental Ethics, USA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, fifth edition, 304 pages.
Joseph R des Jardins (2006), Çevre Etiği, Çevre Felsefesine Giriş, (Environmental Ethics: Introduction to Environmental Philosophy), İmge Publications, Ankara.
Louis P. Pojman, Paul Pojman (Ed.) (1988), Environmental Ethics: Readings in Theory and Application, Belmont: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
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ES: Environmental Sciences