The Ethical Implications of Eco-Individualism on Sustainable Environment
Osebor Ikechukwu Monday 1 *
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1 Department of Arts and Humanities, Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku PmB, NIGERIA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Environmental ethics is a discipline, which specifies and analyzes how human being ought to behave. The significance of ethics is to provide guidelines for Subject-Object relationship (Ich-Es). Some may argue that “Ich-Es” is justified by environmental utilitarianism. The moral implications of environmental materialism/eco-individualism include modification of the ecosystem, scarcity of resources/energy, drought, flooding and extinction of species. The question is how eco-individualism would or environmental self be resolved if not eliminated? Applying the method of philosophical analysis, this research explores the ethical implications of eco-individualism. The objective of the research is to demonstrate how sustainable environmental education (SEE) could help to ameliorate the impacts of eco-individualism. Although sustainable environmental education is challenged by lack professional teaches and funds for its implementation but it reawakens environmental consciousness for the common good of humanity.

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Article Type: Technical Note

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2021, Volume 5, Issue 3, Article No: em0167

https://doi.org/10.21601/ejosdr/11092

Publication date: 18 Jul 2021

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