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dc.contributor.authorWillett, Lawrence T.
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-07T03:12:26Z
dc.date.available2008-12-07T03:12:26Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationWillett, Lawrence T. (1984).Cultural relativism and environmental ethics. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.16, no.2, p7-14.en
dc.identifier.issn0047-3928
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/1791
dc.description.abstractIn this paper the scientific objectivity of anthropologists is represented as a major hindrance to the development of an appropriate environmental ethic in Western culture. This is because anthropologists avoid the necessary feeling of responsibility which could allow a different attitude to develop. Moral neutrality is not the basis for overriding cultural relativism in matters of experimenting on humans; here I suggest it is not a valid basis for matters of environmental concerns to humans. Also, I urge fellow anthropologists to re-view our position in nature, and suggest ways we might contribute to a more appropriate scientific and ethical world view.en
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dc.languageEnglish (United States)en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherLambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLAJen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.16, no.2en
dc.subjectEnvironmental ethicsen
dc.subjectCultural relativismen
dc.titleCultural relativism and environmental ethicsen
dc.typeArticleen


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