Environmental Ethics And The Principles Of Pluralism And Environmental Pragmatism
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January 16, 2016
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This has frustrated “monists” within the discipline. Monists contend that there must be a single environmental ethic framework that is the only true framework. Underpinning this standpoint is the idea that environmental ethics would be devoid of any objectivity if there is not a single “true” theoretical framework: “One strong motivation behind moral monism is the fear of the alternative...
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Without a single unified and coherent theory, we seem relegated to ethical relativism” (Desjardins, 2006, p. 262).
In contrast to the monists, “pluralists” are those who “accept the possibility that more than one basic approach can be legitimate” (Desjardins, 2006, p. 262) and they subscribe to “a plurality of moral truths,” as opposed to the relativist, who contends that lack of a single truth means that there can be no moral truth...
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