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Co-evolutionary relationships between environmental ethics and environmental assessment
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dissertation traces the development of environmental assessment and environmental ethics as these disciplines have evolved independently in response to the global environmental crisis. The aim is ...
Our complex world : understanding it, living in it, sustaining it
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: We live in a complex world. We have questions and face problems that defy conventional reductionist approaches to finding answers and solutions. This is because we find ourselves dealing with complex ...
Should we save nature while people go hungry? : an analysis of nature preservation and poverty within the South African context
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is a land of stunning beauty and scenic wonder, with contrasts ranging from arid semi-desert areas to lush green forests; from flat plains to towering mountains. Socially and economically ...
Earth, air, fire and water : moral responsibility and the problem of global drug resistance
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this dissertation, I grapple with the problem of global drug resistance and moral responsibility which, as far as I am aware, has so far not been presented as a topic of ethical inquiry. It represents ...
To spray or not to spray with DDT to control malaria : a case study in environmental ethics
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This assignment is devoted to an in depth analysis of the pro- and the contra-positions in the long-standing and costly debate about the question whether to spray with DDT or not in the fight against ...
Conceptualizing ecological sustainability and ecologically sustainable development in ethical terms : issues and challenges
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
The twin concepts of ecological sustainability and ecologically sustainable development have been in circulation in international circles for about three decades. In South Africa these concepts have become cornerstones ...
Finding creativity in the diversity of environmental ethics
(Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa, 1999)
The contribution is a comprehensive if abbreviated review of different philosophical perspectives on human-environment relationships. Extensively referenced, it outlines historical trends and current debates in the field ...
On the value of environmental pragmatism in economic decision-making : with special reference to the work of Bryan Norton
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
This thesis sets out to uncover why environmental concerns are not being effectively addressed in economic decision-making. It investigates this by analyzing the key values underpinning neo-classical economics and ecological ...
An opinion survey of ethical concerns in environmental decision-making in Cape Town and Surrounds: the base line of 2002
(Stellenbosch University, 2004-10)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The main objectives of this study were to determine the levels of confidence in the process of environmental decision-making in Cape Town and surrounds; to determine the possible causes of these concerns; ...
The state of the art in environmental ethics as a practical enterprise : a view from the Johannesburg documents
(UNESCO Publishing, 2006)
In this chapter I focus more on what could be referred to as the practical task of environmental ethics, rather than on what could be described as its theoretical task.