Ethics, Place and Environment 4 (3):246-252 (2001)

There are certain ethical norms that seem to be influencing our choices, both in landscape evaluations and in other sections of society. The paper will give a brief discussion of different ethical theories and give examples of how these theories are found in practical solutions in dealing with landscape in planning and conservation. Ethics are fundamental parts of what we call culture, and refer first and foremost to human action in what a given society takes to be good and evil in normal circumstances. It also refers to the adequacy of ascription of value. There is no theoretical truth in ethical norms, only agreed principles of how "it ought to be". As foundations for our decisions, there are different basic principles referring to the relations between humans and nature.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/13668790120106352
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 55,909
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Aesthetics of Environment.Arnold Berleant - 1995 - Temple University Press.
What is Nature? Culture, Politics and the Non-Human.Kate Soper - 1998 - Environmental Values 7 (3):360-361.

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Ethics and Landscape: Values and Choices.Bj⊘ rg Lien Hanssen - 2001 - Ethics, Place and Environment 4 (3):246-252.
Landscape Ethics: A Moral Commitment to Responsible Regional Management.Albert Cortina - 2011 - Ramon Llull Journal of Applied Ethics 2 (2):163.
Ethics in the Woods.Karen Syse - 2001 - Ethics, Place and Environment 4 (3):226 – 234.
New Nature Narratives. Landscape Hermeneutics and Environmental Ethics.M. Drenthen - 2013 - In Forrest Clingerman, Martin Drenthen, Brian Treanor & David Utsler (eds.), Interpreting Nature. The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics. Fordham University Press. pp. 225-241.
Public Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration.Desh Raj Sirswal - 2015 - In Merina Islam (ed.), The Religious-Philosophical Dimensions. Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra). pp. 74-83.
Epistemological Dilemmas of Contemporary Ethics.Harun Tepe - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:25-30.
Epistemological Dilemmas of Contemporary Ethics.Harun Tepe - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:25-30.
Flourishing Ethics.Terrell Ward Bynum - 2006 - Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):157-173.
Ethics and Science.Giuseppe Del Re - 2001 - Hyle 7 (2):85 - 102.
Clinical Ethics and Values: How Do Norms Evolve From Practice?Marta Spranzi - 2013 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (1):93-103.


Added to PP index

Total views
17 ( #584,847 of 2,402,075 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #552,323 of 2,402,075 )

How can I increase my downloads?


Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes