Saturday 15 March 2014

Ethical Dilemmas

Ethical Dilemmas

Choose ONE ethical question that interests or concerns you in relation to climate change and post a Blog entry here expressing your views about this issue. Your response should take into account the 3 moral relationships identified by Becker:

Sustainability: Virtuous or Vulgar?

In Module 2, you were asked to read an article called Sustainability: Virtuous or Vulgar? by Vucetich, J.A & Nelson, M.P.

In this blog we would like you to respond to some of the contentious issues raised in the text

  1. What do the authors mean by ‘vulgar’ and ‘virtuous’ sustainability?
  2. The authors suggest that ‘sustainability may well be the primary schema for describing and evaluating what it means to be a good person or good society in today’s world’ (p. 542). What do you think about this proposition? Are there ethical issues associated with it?