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Ethics and sustainability

Dr Neil Sinclair talking about ethics and our moral obligations to future generations.

We finish week 1 of the course by considering some of the ethical dimensions of the sustainability agenda. Dr Neil Sinclair, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, challenges us to consider the sources of our moral obligations towards each other, present and future, and to the planet.

Watch Neil’s video, and then consider what drives us to care, before moving on in the next step to discuss with Neil why we should care. Those of you in China can also view this video on our Tudou channel.

Think about: What inspires your interest in sustainability – is it past history, present problems or future concerns? Is it family, profession, economics? What are the issues and values that drive you? Share your perspective here and respond to some of your fellow learners – do they share your position or are they driven by different factors?

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