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Worldviews and ethical perspective

  1. 1. Worldviews and Ethical Perspective Presented by: Arnel O. Rivera
  2. 4. <ul><li>There will be a time when you will have eyes but cannot see </li></ul><ul><li>Have ears, </li></ul><ul><li>but cannot hear </li></ul><ul><li>Have a heart, </li></ul><ul><li>but cannot feel </li></ul><ul><li>Have a tongue, </li></ul><ul><li>but cannot speak </li></ul><ul><li>Have a mind, </li></ul><ul><li>but cannot think </li></ul><ul><li>And your ancestors will not recognize you …… </li></ul>
  3. 5. What are Worldviews? <ul><li>It refers to our personal feelings about issues regarding the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes our perspective on how the earth and its’ resources should be used. </li></ul><ul><li>It is heavily influenced by the fundamental vision of reality we hold, the collection of values, perceptions and practices that organizes our lives. </li></ul>
  4. 6. Factors that influence our world views: <ul><li>Beliefs and practices of our family and the society </li></ul><ul><li>Personal experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  5. 7. Dominant Worldviews Expansionist Worldview Ecological Worldview Sustainable Development
  6. 8. Expansionist Worldview <ul><li>Materials on earth are resources to be used to enhance human lives. </li></ul><ul><li>The universe is a human machine that can be understood and manipulated to serve human lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Endless material growth is necessary for human happiness. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Ecological Worldview <ul><li>The earth is a finite system and no subsystem can exhibit endless growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither the population or resource use can grow indefinitely and to behave as though it can is a threat to the natural, social and economic system. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Sustainable Development: <ul><li>Development can be achieved without compromising the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates parts of the two worldviews. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Ethical Perspective <ul><li>Anthropocentric </li></ul><ul><li>Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Biocentric </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Ecocentric </li></ul><ul><li>Ecofeminism </li></ul>
  10. 12. Anthropocentric <ul><li>Humans are placed in domination of nature and have the right to use resources and abuse nature as we choose. </li></ul>
  11. 13. Stewardship <ul><li>Humans have the responsibility to manage and care for nature. Humans and non-human forces must act together in order to sustain life. </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are part of nature rather than masters. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Biocentrism <ul><li>All living organisms have intrinsic values and rights regardless whether they are useful or not. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Animal rights <ul><li>Each individual organism is of value not the group. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Ecocentric <ul><li>The whole is more important than its individual parts. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Ecofeminism <ul><li>A pluralistic, nonhierarchical relationship philosophy that suggest that humans could reconceive themselves to nature in a non-dominating way. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Where do you stand?
  17. 19. Environmetal Justice <ul><li>Civil rights with environmental protection to demand a safe, healthy, life-giving environment for everyone. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Issues of Environmental Justice Environmental racism Toxic Colonialism
  19. 21. Environmental Racism <ul><li>Inequitable distribution of environmental hazards based on race. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of environmental racism can be seen in lead poisoning in children. Black children are more likely to suffer from lead poisoning than whites. </li></ul>
  20. 22. Toxic colonialism <ul><li>The practice of targeting poor communities for waste disposal or experimentation with risky technologies. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Millions of tons of toxic waste continue to move from richer countries to poor countries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The flight of polluting industries from developed nations to third world countries. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Assignment: <ul><li>Make a research about the following environmental issues. Make a one-page digest and give your own reaction about the issue. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Union Carbine Accident in India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chernobyl Accident in Russia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JPEPA Issue between Japan and the Philippines </li></ul></ul>
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