TITLE

Evolving Ethical Concepts

AUTHOR(S)
Potter, Van Rensselaer
PUB. DATE
April 1977
SOURCE
BioScience;Apr1977, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p251
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses environmental ethics and values. It stresses the importance of ethical concepts and the role of the individual scientist and of science in general in the context of changing ethical concepts. The problems of the modern world revolve around land, resource economics, population, and the future of the human species. Scientists are prime movers among the forces of change that affect not only cultural evolution of people in every part of the earth, but also the expansion of technologies that change the character and face of the earth itself. Evolving ethical concepts now encompass the survival imperatives that must form the core of environmental bioethics.
ACCESSION #
28049827

 

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