Anempting to develop environmental ethics raises the question of what is ethics? What is the point of ethics? Is it simply the effon to discriminate right from wrong, good from bad? Or should it also provide the motivation to act and reveal how to act effectively? Should it evaluate individual actions only, or should it be concerned with what is the good life? Should it be concerned only with individuals, or should it be the basis for evaluating institutions, organizations and artifacts? In my view ethics should do all these things, and for this reason, if environmental problems are ever to be addressed effectively, it will be necessary to develop an environmental ethic on the basis of process philosophy. [Introduction]
Trumpeter, Vol. 8, no. 1 (Winter 1991), pp. 35-38
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