Philosophy of Environmental ethics
This conversation is with Michael Nelson. He is a Prof. of Environmental Ethics & Philosophy, at Oregon state university. He is philosopher in residence of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project and co-founder of Conservation Ethics Group. Here we talk about need of moral philosophy, understanding ethics of biodiversity conservation, human-nature relationship, present and future of CRISPER.
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00:00:34 Michael's interest in philosophy
00:01:54 Origins of Morality
00:04:21 Correlation between right-wrong and moral-immoral
00:07:10 Religion and cultures as moral ground
00:09:30 Beliefs as inhibitions for ethics
00:12:04 Evolution of morality
00:15:16 Conversation about reason
00:18:43 Humans ruling the world!
00:20:16 Humans and wildlife relationship
00:23:22 Problem at the heart to accept anthropogenic climate change
00:27:32 Politics and ethics
00:29:34 Being a skeptic for the good of humanity
00:32:24 Importance of scientific for moral philosophy
00:35:18 Animal rights movement
00:36:38 Sentience and morality
00:38:34 Michael's understanding on animal rights
00:40:44 Importance of animal rights for biodiversity conservation
00:43:07 Editing nature with CRISPER
00:45:59 Impact of applying CRISPER to modify biodiversity
00:47:40 CRISPER to solve the world problems
00:48:41 Science and ethics
00:51:25 Understanding science
00:56:30 Different projects Michael is working on for conservation
01:01:36 Applying ethics in educational institutions
01:03:44 A message for early career scientists
01:06:00 Thank you!