Capitalism, Environmentalism, and Humanitarianism
The purpose of this colloquium was to understand the nature of contemporary environmentalism with respect to its ethical conception of mankind and mankind’s relationship to the environment. What is the ethical nature of modern environmentalism? To what degree is this movement an extension of earlier reform impulses, or a departure from traditional humanitarianism? Finally, and most importantly, is there any legitimate ethical environmental consideration that can ultimately be squared with the ethical foundations of the free and open society?
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