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Cultural relativism and environmental ethics

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dc.contributor.author Willett, Lawrence T.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-07T03:12:26Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-07T03:12:26Z
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier.citation Willett, Lawrence T. (1984).Cultural relativism and environmental ethics. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.16, no.2, p7-14. en
dc.identifier.issn 0047-3928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/1791
dc.description.abstract In 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.language English (United States) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LAJ en
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.16, no.2 en
dc.subject Environmental ethics en
dc.subject Cultural relativism en
dc.title Cultural relativism and environmental ethics en
dc.type Article en

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