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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2017, Vol. 12 Issue (2) : 195-206     DOI: 10.3868/s030-006-017-0014-6
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Is There an Identity Crisis in Environmental Ethics?
YANG Tongjin()
Department of Philosophy, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
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Environmental ethics is both a moral philosophy and an applied ethics. This duality has led some people to feel confused about environmental ethics’ identity and to cast doubts on its legitimacy. This paper, by distinguishing and exploding environmental ethics’ two patterns of inquiry (the moral philosophy pattern and the applied ethics pattern) and their characteristics, tries to resolve the discipline’s identity crisis and to argue for its legitimacy.

Keywords environmental ethics      applied ethics      moral philosophy      identity crisis     
Issue Date: 24 July 2017
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YANG Tongjin. Is There an Identity Crisis in Environmental Ethics?[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2017, 12(2): 195-206.
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