Identification of applied moral philosophy accentuating ecological thinking – environmental ethics

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Lubov Vladyková


Working on the assumption that it is in the nature of ecological ethics to overcome the barriers between the “two cultures” by theorists from both cultures communicating with each other, seeking a common language. The present study is inclined to (in accordance with the pragmatic requirement to find a functioning solution to environmental problems, or in other words, the interdisciplinary vision) attend to the contextual and situational dimension of ethical integration and decision-making in the problematic of eco-ethics research and management. Ethical integration is not just a theoretical or intellectual activity (i.e. a philosophical assimilation of different values, responsibilities and interests) but it is also a form of practical reasoning, which is often realized by contradictory moral agents in complex and often empirically and morally ambiguous situations. We assume that the most important integrating role in every reasonable model of ethical analysis must focus on our actions and must have a methodological nature: an increase in the sensibility of the individual towards the ethical context of practice (his understanding of the relevant moral principles concerning practice) and support the development of individual’s imagination and analytical skills, to enhance his capacity to reflect on moral ecological and environmental problems and address them in a more creative and systematic way.

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Vladyková, L. (2016). Identification of applied moral philosophy accentuating ecological thinking – environmental ethics. Envigogika, 11(1).
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