Definition and Functions of Ecological Ethics
Česlovas Kalenda
Published 2003-01-01


Albert Schweitzer
Aldo beopold
Renselaer van Potter
applied ethics
ecological ethics

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Kalenda Česlovas. (2003). Definition and Functions of Ecological Ethics. Problemos, 63, 116-122.


The article discusses the conditions of the rise of ecological ethics and its place in the applied ethics. Ecological ethics is considered both as scientific exploratory and academically as established discipline, having independent status and object. The rise of ecological ethics was determined by increasing contradictions between the expansion of technological civi- lization and natural evolution, between technosphcre and biosphere. The topic of this ethics was bom and developed at the junction of humanities and natural sciences, in the interaction of humanism and natura- lism. Ecological ethics carries out very important func- tions in the society, the most noteworthy of them being the integration of „two cultures“ - traditional - humanitarian, and the new one - scientific.
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