The environment is viewed through many different perspectives by different groups of people. Utilitarianism, Environmentalism, and Ecofeminism are just a few of the many philosophies discussed in 15 Articles in this section.
Modern philosophies such as Ecojustice, Social Ecology, and Deep Ecology
seek to treat the environment in new ways. In making these and other philosophies, philosophers use such ideas as the Greater Value Assumption and Animal Rights.
Determine Your Philosophy by answering some questions.
Once you have learned about the various philosophies,
When you have finished reading the articles in this section, be sure to Test your knowledge. Students can take these exams and have their scores automatically reported to their teachers by signing up on the Classroom Connection feature.
A bibliography for each article in this section is available on the Bibliography page.
International Society for Environmental Ethics – An international organization that explores environmental ethics. The group puts out a newsletter and allows anyone to become a member.Environmental Ethics – A web site with extensive information about environmental ethics and specific resources for college students.Modern Western Philosophy – A ThinkQuest web site that explores Western thought.Philosophia – Developed for ThinkQuest, this site tells about many of the most important philosophers and their philosophies.The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A large collection of information on philosophy. A timeline and many major philosophical works are also provided.The History of Philosophy – This ThinkQuest site from 1998 tells about the
evolution of philosophy and the major philosophies that have dominated each period of history.The Philosopher's Lighthouse – A web site created for ThinkQuest that tells about the different ideas of various philosophers.