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Questioning technology's role in environmental ethics: weak anthropocentrism revisited

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Environmental ethics has mostly been practiced separately from philosophy of technology, with few exceptions. However, forward thinking suggests that environmental ethics must become more interdisciplinary when we consider that almost everything affects the environment. Most notably, technology has had a huge impact on the natural realm. In the following discussion, the notions of synthesising philosophy of technology and environmental ethics are explored with a focus on research, development, and policy.

Keywords: environmental ethics, technology, philosophy, sustainability, weak anthropocentrism, Hans Jonas, Aldo Leopold, research and development, R&, amp, D, policy

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