Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems


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Why did the discipline of environmental ethics emerge?

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1. How might an ecocentric person comment in a conversation about climate change?


Finish this conversation between an anthropocentric person and an ecocentric person:

Ecocentric: 'We need to stop the destruction of the rain forest! Species are becoming extinct at an alarming rate!'

Anthropocentric: _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of ethical viewpoints and how this impacts our world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The definition of environmental ethics
  • A description of a person who holds an ecocentric viewpoint
  • The term for people who put a premium on human interests at the expense of non-human factors

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding factors that contribute to the debate on environmental ethics
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the main phrase for something that is significant to a person that's used to assess actions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about environmental ethics in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about human values and environmental ethics, review the lesson called Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • How ethical views impact environmental problems
  • The different types of ethical views and how they vary
  • How humans impact the environment