In Chapter 6, we discuss about Environmental Ethics, the application of ethical standards to relationships between people and non-human entities. The term ethics can also refer to the set of moral principles or values held by a person or a society. We can simplify our continuum of attitudes toward the natural world by dividing it into three ethical perspectives; Anthropocentrism, Biocentrism, and Ecocentrism.
In this discussion board, I want you to explain what your perspective on the development of a shopping mall with a grocery store atop a wetland in your town or city would be.
The graded elements in this discussion board will be as follows:
- First, discuss the ethical perspective of the position you will take in this regard. Is it an anthropocentric, a biocentric or an ecocentric perspective and why? (7.5 pts)
- Then explain how you would evaluate the development of a shopping mall atop a wetland in your town or city. What criteria would sway you to say it is permissable or not? (7.5 pts)
- Comment on someone else’s posting. Are there points they could’ve considered in their decision?