Environmental Ethics: Why Do We Care?
Vesilind, P. Aarne
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This paper seeks the root cause of our environmental ethic; our reverence and caring for non-human life. The anthropocentric form of the environmental ethic is dismissed as hollow and unsatisfactory because it does not explain our deep feelings for the environment. The argument used in this paper starts by noting our ethical concerns for preserving human life, and then by analogy, this concern is related to environmental ethics.