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The Ontology of Environment as the Foundation of Environmental Ethics

(Original title: Ontológia prostredia - základ environmentálnej etiky)
Filozofia, 51 (1996), 2, 145-152.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The place of man is ambivalent. It is the place of an epiphenomenon in the global environment and the place of a hegemon in the local one. Since the end of the Middle Ages man has not been accepting this ambivalent location any more. He regards himself as an unlimited, global hegemon. At the end of the XXth century this environmental attitude turned an environmental act. The modern economy and technology evoke deep transformations of global environment. Due to this global movement the man is pushed to the periphery. His fortune as an epiphenomenon - this is the result of his incorrect environmental attitude.

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