OtherPapers.com - Other Term Papers and Free Essays
Search

Notes for Science

Essay by   •  July 6, 2011  •  Course Note  •  354 Words (2 Pages)  •  1,493 Views

Essay Preview: Notes for Science

Report this essay
Page 1 of 2

Chapter 1: Notes

Ethics: the study of good and bad, right and wrong

-The set of moral principles or values held by a person or society that tells us how we ought to behave

-People use criteria, standards, or rules when making judgments

-Different cultures or worldviews lead to different values, which lead to different actions

Relativists: ethics vary with social context

Universalists: Right and wrong remains the same across cultures and situations

Ethical standards: criteria that help differentiate right from wrong

-Classical standard = virtue

-The golden rule: treat others as you want to be treated

-Environmental ethics: application of ethical standards to relationships between human and non-human entities.

-Hard to resolve; depends on the person's ethical standards

-Depends on the person's domain of ethical concern.

Three ethical perspectives

Anthropocentrism: Only humans have rights

-Gifford Pinchot

Biocentrism: certain living things also have value

Eco centrism: whole ecological systems have value

Sustainability: a guiding principle of environmental science

Living within our planet's means

-The earth can sustain humans AND organisms

-we are increasing our burden on the planet each year. Population growth, affluence, consumption.

Sustainable development: using resources to satisfy current needs without compromising future availability of resources.

Sustainability involves:

* Renewable energy resources

* Soil conservation, high efficiency irrigation, organic agriculture

* Pollution reduction

* Habitat and species protection

* Recycling

* Fighting global climate change

Conclusion

* Finding ways to live sustainly on Earth

Chapter 2 notes

Economics: studies how people use resources to provide goods

...

...

Download as:   txt (2.8 Kb)   pdf (58.4 Kb)   docx (9.9 Kb)  
Continue for 1 more page »
Only available on OtherPapers.com
Citation Generator

(2011, 07). Notes for Science. OtherPapers.com. Retrieved 07, 2011, from https://www.otherpapers.com/essay/Notes-for-Science/6356.html

"Notes for Science" OtherPapers.com. 07 2011. 2011. 07 2011 <https://www.otherpapers.com/essay/Notes-for-Science/6356.html>.

"Notes for Science." OtherPapers.com. OtherPapers.com, 07 2011. Web. 07 2011. <https://www.otherpapers.com/essay/Notes-for-Science/6356.html>.

"Notes for Science." OtherPapers.com. 07, 2011. Accessed 07, 2011. https://www.otherpapers.com/essay/Notes-for-Science/6356.html.