Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2001
Environmental Virtue Ethics
Louke van Wensveen
An Ecological Spin on the Virtue of Temperance
Within an environmental virtue ethic belongs moderation for the sake of ecojustice. Named attunement, this virtue both resembles and differs from Aristotelian and Thomistic articulations of temperance. Principally expressed as frugality and moderation in diet, it includes: sensitivity to limits, acceptance of limits, joyous contentment, creativity, and readiness to sacrifice.