Environmental Ethics (13MZS2I1)

  • Level of study master academic studies
  • Teacher: Ph.D. Milovan Pecelj
  • Subject status: elective
  • ECTS: 7
  • Semester: II
  • Number of classes: 3

Demonstrating and forming awareness of ecological ethics as an important segment of the preservation of the human environment.

To understand the importance of science and ethics in understanding the environment.

Theoretical lectures

  1. Science, Ethics and the Environment: The role of science and ethics in understanding the environment within the modern society.
  2. What is ecological ethics: A systematic description of moral relations between human society and their natural environment.The importance of moral norms in the management of human behavior towards the world of nature.
  3. Ethical Theories and the Environment: Familiarizingthe students with ethical relativism, the tradition of natural law, teleology, utilitarianism, deontology and religion in the function of environmental ethics.
  4. Ecological ethics as an applied science: The relationship of ethics and economy in the management of social goods.
  5. Responsibility to future generations – sustainable development: Population and consumption and ecological ethics. Responsibility towards the offspring. Consumption and sustainable development.
  6. Responsibility to the world of nature: Moral dignity in the Western tradition, the attitude towards flora and fauna.
  7. Biocentric ethics and the inherent value of life: Biocentric ethics and awe for life, ethics and character. A review of Taylor's biocentric ethics.
  8. Ethics, ecology and wildlife: The concept and the ideal of the wilderness. The myth of the wild. Wildlife as a paradigmatic example of the importance of ecological concepts for ecological ethics.
  9. Ecology and philosophy: From ecology to ethics. Ecocentric principles in ecological philosophy.
  10. Ethics of the earth: A critique of the ethics of the earth and holistic ethics. Kalikot's audits.
  11. Deep ecology: The notion and essence of the deep ecology. Metaphysical ecology. From metaphysics to ethics.
  12. Environmental justice and social ecology: The theory of social justice. Environmental justice and ecological racism.
  13. Eco-feminism: Eco-feminism and new development.
  14. Making a seminar on the topic of ecological ethics: Methodology of seminar work preparation, which involves the thematic research of the relationship between ethics and ecology.

Žarden R. De Džozef (2006): Ekološka etika - uvod u ekološku filozofiju, Službeni glasnik, Beograd, str. 1-460.

Dale Jamieson (2008): Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-235.

Robin Attfield (1999): The Ethics of the Global Environment, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 1-232.

David Pepper (2003): ECO-SOCIALISM: From deep ecology to social justice, Taylor & Francis e-Library, pp. 1-281.

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