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Davison, AG, Response, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 6, (4) pp. 525-526. ISSN 1176-7529 (2009) [Non Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11673-009-9190-1


Polarised choices have been a recurrent feature of environmental debate in Australia and other Englishspeaking "New World" societies: either development or environment. The countercultural environmentalists of the 1960s and 70s viewed nature as locked in battle with society, ecology as pitted against technology, wilderness as the antithesis of the city. The field of environmental ethics that emerged at this time reflected these binary distinctions in a stark moral choice between modern anthropocentrism (human-centred ethics) or environmentalist ecocentrism (nature-centred ethics).

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:environmentalism; environmental ethics
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Applied ethics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Davison, AG (Associate Professor Aidan Davison)
ID Code:59200
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2009-11-24
Last Modified:2009-12-14

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