Goodwin Interview – Podcast March 11, 2019

Ethics And Climate Change. Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, welcome Professor Matt Goodwin, a philosophy professor at Northern Arizona University, to discuss environmental ethics and climate change. Goodwin begins by explaining the traditional view of ethics in which individuals are harmed versus the view of indigenous cultures who had a very robust environmental ethics. He then turns to describing the difference between simple conservation versus a responsibility for the environment. He explains that climate change requires us to rethink how we’ve been doing everything. “Psychologically this is very challenging,” he says. “It is more of a philosophical problem than a scientific problem.”

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