Environmental Ethics

Volume 10, Issue 3, Fall 1988

Charles Taliaferro
Pages 233-250

The Environmental Ethics of the Ideal Observer

The ideal observer theory provides a fruitful framework for doing environmental ethics. It is not homocentric, it can illuminate the relationship between religious and nonreligious ethics, and it has implications for normative environmental issues. I defend it against eritieism raised by Thomas Carson and Jonathan Harrison.