Environmental Ethics, Bioethics and Education
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 1-4
Received: Oct. 10, 2013; Published: Jan. 30, 2014
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Christos A. Tsekos, Research Group on Environmental Ethics, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras, Greece
Demetrios P. Matthopoulos, Research Group on Environmental Ethics, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras, Greece
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Environmental Ethics and Bioethics are two fast evolving sections of Applied Ethics. Issues that are related to Environmental Ethics and Bioethics include Cloning, Genetically Modified Organisms, and Euthanasia. Their teaching, despite two main constraints, is gradually introduced in the formal Educational System of various countries. The one constrain is the uncertainty that characterizes Environmental and Biological phenomena that creates gnoseological problems with regard to Life itself. The other is the natural complexity of the ethical dilemmas arising in these fields. Therefore, a problem that arises is to find the best way in order to teach these ambiguous issues. We are presently attempting to initially analyze these topics, in order to propose a new way to teach the above ambiguous issues.
Keywords
Teaching, Biological Issues, Environmental issues, Uncertainty, Moral Dilemmas, Moral Development, Kohlberg
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Christos A. Tsekos, Demetrios P. Matthopoulos, Environmental Ethics, Bioethics and Education, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20140201.11
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