Ethics and Environmental Ethics:- central questions- on built environment and non-built environment- concept of value in environmental concepts- Instrumental value, Non-instrumental value,intrinsic value- subjectivist value, and objectivist value- man and non-human world.
Environmental Ethics:-problems and perspectives according to strong Anthropocentrism – weak anthropocentrism,individualist consequentialistism -individualist deontologicalism – biocentricism-denial of superiority of man - conceptof Holistic Environmental Ethics.
Scope of Environmental Ethics: - Monism and Pluralism- Respect for Nature-Bio centric Ethics-Outlook and implications- Humans inEarth’s community life-Denial of human superiority.
Problems of environment and approaches to the problem: Pollution Population- Resources-Cultural Diversity and Appropriate technology-Education and Scientific Knowledge- Ethics of Global Environment and International inequality
Indian approaches to environment: Gita view of mutual dependence-Upanishadic view of Cosmic life-Buddhism on environment- Environment according to Ayurveda . Kalidasas Approach to Environment, Unity of Nature in Indian Scriptures.
Concepts of Deep Ecology and Shallow Ecology – eight point derivational system –ecological platform- multiple roots of deep ecology -Eco feminism - Environmental Pragmatism- Ecosystem Ecology