Ethical perspectives on the environmental impact of property development

  • A. Sentle Mokori
  • Chris E. Cloete

Abstract

Three perspectives that can be found in ethical decision-making are explored to suggest guidelines for ethical property development: the instrumental, the intrinsic and the pluralist perspective. Given the limitations of the instrumental and the intrinsic perspectives, it is suggested that the appropriate perspective to be adopted by ethical property developers is that of pragmatism, as being a system of moral pluralism. This perspective can be utilised as a flexible toolbox which unites both traditional ethical values and the diversity of environmental ethics, as well as allowing new values to emerge without adhering to relativism.

Published
2016-08-16
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2072-8050
print ISSN: 0259-9422