Age of Humans? : Examining the Cosmic Perspective and the Individual
This paper looks at environmental ethics and specifically the Cosmic Perspective Argument. This argument puts forward that with new developments in cosmology it is unlikely that Earth is unique in terms of life and ecosystems. Furthermore it claims that with this information we should not be concerned with environmental degradation. The ethical framework and conclusions laid out by the Cosmic Perspective is applied to the individual level to determine if this is a complete ethical argument. Once the Cosmic Perspective is applied to an individual the logic becomes problematic. After examining the ...
(For more, see "View full record.")