Search for dissertations about: "environmental ethics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 49 swedish dissertations containing the words environmental ethics.

  1. 1. Trust in Biobank Research : Meaning and Moral Significance

    Author : Linus Johnsson; Mats G. Hansson; Gert Helgesson; Stefan Eriksson; Berge Solberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Biobank; biobank research; bioethics; biobank ethics; research ethics; trust; trustworthiness; moral responsibility; informed consent; ethics review; ethics guidelines; Bioetik; Bioethics;

    Abstract : What role should trust have in biobank research? Is it a scarce resource to be cultivated, or does its moral significance lie elsewhere? How does it relate to the researcher’s individual responsibility?In this thesis I draw four general conclusions. First, trust is still very much present in at least some biobanking settings, notably in Sweden, but possibly also internationally. READ MORE

  2. 2. Views of Nature and Environmental Concern in Iceland

    Author : Þorvardur Árnason; Elfar Loftsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Views; Nature; Environmental; Concern; Ethics; Iceland; Miljöhistoria; Island; Naturuppfattning; Naturskydd; Historia; Water in nature and society; Vatten i natur och samhälle;

    Abstract : Environmental concern in contemporary societies is a complex phenomenon which is shaped and influenced by a host of different factors. One of the most important of these is the interplay between culture and nature that has taken place during the course of a nation’s history and the various ‛views of nature’ that such interplay has generated. READ MORE

  3. 3. Good Parents, Better Babies : An Argument about Reproductive Technologies, Enhancement and Ethics

    Author : Erik Malmqvist; Fredrik Svenaeus; Stellan Welin; Eric Juengst; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Aristotelian practical philosophy; bioethics; hermeneutical ethics; human enhancement; instrumentalisation; moral intuitions; non-consequentialism; parenting; philosophy of medicine; practical wisdom; reproductive technologies; Aristotelisk praktisk filosofi; bioetik; förbättringar; föräldraskap; hermeneutisk etik; icke-konsekventialism; instrumentalisering; medicinens filosofi; moraliska intuitioner; praktisk vishet; provrörsbefruktning; Ethics; Etik;

    Abstract : This study is a contribution to the bioethical debate about new and possibly emerging reproductive technologies. Its point of departure is the intuition, which many people seem to share, that using such technologies to select non-disease traits – like sex and emotional stability - in yet unborn children is morally problematic, at least more so than using the technologies to avoid giving birth to children with severe genetic diseases, or attempting to shape the non-disease traits of already existing children by environmental means, like education. READ MORE

  4. 4. What is Wrong with Extinction? - The Answer from Anthropocentric Instrumentalism

    Author : Erik Persson; Praktisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; moral philosophy; Ethics; biodiversity; extinction; environmental ethics;

    Abstract : The book contains the first part of an investigation aimed at finding out why it is morally wrong (at least prima facie) to cause species to go extinct. That it is morally wrong seems to be a very basic and widely held intuition. It seems reasonable that a moral theory worth taking seriously ought to be able to account for that intuition. READ MORE

  5. 5. A QUEST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SOVEREIGNTY : Chicana/o Literary Experiences of Water (Mis)Management and Environmental Degradation in the US Southwest

    Author : María Isabel Perez-Ramos; Sverker Sörlin; Marco Armiero; Joni Adamson; Maria Herrera Sobek; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Environmental humanities; ecocriticism; environmental history; comparative literature; U.S. Southwest; Chicana o; subaltern literature; environmental justice; water; political ecology; postcoloniality; decoloniality.; Miljöhumaniora; ekokritik; miljöhistoria; litteraturhistoria; sydvästra USA; Chicana o; subaltern litteratur; miljörättvisa; vatten; politisk ekologi; postkolonialitet; dekolonialitet.; History of Science; Technology and Environment; Historiska studier av teknik; vetenskap och miljö;

    Abstract : The U.S. Southwest is a semi-arid region affected by numerous environmental problems. Chicana/o communities have been directly affected by such problems, especially ever since the region was annexed from Mexico by the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. READ MORE