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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:Taoism and the Foundation of Environmental Ethics
Journal Title:Environmental Ethics
Author(s):Ip, Po-keung
Date of Publication:1986
Annotation:Committed to maintaining a close relationship with science, Ip demonstrates how Taoist metaphysics can be the basis of an environmental ethic. He primarily draws on Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu while discussing science and ethics, the idea of minimally and maximally coherent environmental ethics, and the concept of wu wei interpreted as “nonaction.” Ip suggests that Taoist philosophy answers the metaphysical and ontological barriers set up by Descartes and the Enlightenment.
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