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Holistic Environmental Ethics: Chances and Prospects

(Original title: Holistická environmentálna etika: možnosti, perspektívy)
Filozofia, 51 (1996), 2, 139-144.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In searching for a new ecological conception A. Leopold’s holistic interpretation proved to be inspirative, although in other disciplines the explicative force of the holistic approach is not accepted any more (as in postmodernism, the criticism is directed mainly towards its totalitarian consequences). On the other hand, the holistic approach contributed to overcoming the shortcomings of humanistic and traditional approaches in environmental ethics, which led paradoxically to the ethics of the exploatation of environment. This advantage of the holistic approach is currently defended by F. Capra and others.

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