Title

On Moral Prioritization in Environmental Ethics: Weak Anthropocentrism for the City

Abstract

Developing a way to address troublesome issues in areas such as urban planning is a challenging undertaking. It includes making decisions that involve humans, nonhumans, future generations, and historical and cultural artifacts. All of these groups deserve consideration, but not equally. Figuring out how to approach this topic involves overcoming the problem of moral prioritization. The structure of weak anthropocentrism can help with this problem, suggesting that future research on the environmental aspects of metropolitan regions should make use of its applicability. Despite its strengths, weak anthropocentrism must be expanded to address complicated urban issues.A multitiered weak-anthropocentric measure, a "complex moral assessment," is needed to address these concerns.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Comments

Summer 2017

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0163-4275; 2153-7895

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2017 Environmental Philosophy Inc, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jun 2017

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