Aldo Leopold The Land Ethic

Pierce College at Puyallup

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ALDO LEOPOLD-THE LAND ETHIC: In discussing the broader, biotic community, we examined Aldo Leopold's vision of a new LAND ETHIC. How does this view contrast with our traditional concept of PROPERTY? Do you find Leopold's approach compelling? Why or Why not? Explain your position by using an example (700-2000 words)

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Running head: LAND ETHICS


Land Ethics


Land Ethics

Land ethics has evolved over the years to include a plethora of issues ranging from
economic, ecological, social and even political factors. Economic ethics in land issues revolves
around assuming that the government must manage land ownership and the related properties.
According to the proponents of the above theory, it is critical to determine that land becomes
feasible and attainable due to the decision to guarantee its individual use and the related factors.
The other philosophers argue that the practical and the liberal facets also tends to explain human
co-existence concerning the land ownership debacle. Besides, the utilitarian argument presents
the fact that the purpose of owning land to guarantee common good for all parties concerned.
However, the liberals provide it that ownership of property and its subsequent use should be
freely bestowed to whoever exists in the society. The downside of the above factor points to the
fact that only the rich would immerse vast tracks of land for that matter. Aldo Leopold came up
with the ecological ethics in management and use of the property. It is therefore significant that
the policies, values, and attributes envisioned by Leopold must be looked into at any given
Traditional versus Aldo Leopold’s view on property
The economics-based land ethics provides a beginning point into dissecting the quality
and the ability o...

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