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Themes in Latin American Environmental Ethics: Community, Resistance and Autonomy

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  • Thomas Heyd

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This paper seeks to answer the question how environmental ethics is approached in Latin America. I begin by discussing a suitable method for interpreting the question of whether there is a culturally based ethics, given that one may focus either on theory or on actually existing moral practices. Next, I consider some of the possible sources of Latin America's distinctiveness, namely its professional, cultural, and economic-historical particularities, followed by a discussion of the practice and theory of environmental ethics extant in the area. I claim that there is a concrete environmental ethics in Latin America, which can be described by the notions of community, resistance and autonomy, and suggest that this concrete ethic may be assessed both from a culture-internal and from a culture-external point of view. I close by proposing that Latin American environmental ethics may provide illuminating models for appropriate ways of acting in hybrid communities made up of human beings and nature.

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  • Thomas Heyd, 2004. "Themes in Latin American Environmental Ethics: Community, Resistance and Autonomy," Environmental Values, White Horse Press, vol. 13(2), pages 223-242, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:env:journl:ev13:ev1310
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    Ethics; environmental; Latin America;

    JEL classification:

    • D46 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Value Theory
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development

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