Publication details

Environmental Ethics in the Context of Ethics of Social Consequences

Authors

JEMELKA Petr

Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Citation
Description Text is based on an evaluation of the existing development of the ethics of social consequences. Based on this analysis, chapter focus on the unfulfilled challenges which are opening up for this ethical concept. One area of possible further development of the ethics of social consequences is also the reflection of environmental issues as one of the important components of bioethical theory. The text therefore offers suggestions for further development of the ethics of social consequences in this thematic focus. Research analysis concludes the concept of ethics of social consequences should focus on new deeper (ontologically based) thinking of the axiological roots of the environmental issue (e.g. philosophical category “value of life”). Against the ethics of social consequences, other possibilities of theoretical development are being opened here. It could play an important role of an inspiration with the other contemporary philosophical concepts (e.g. evolutionary ontology).