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The Advantage of Geoethical Action

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The answer to why one should behave ethically may seem obvious: ‘because otherwise one will be punished’, or ‘because I was brought up to behave well’, or even ‘because one would live in a better way’ or ‘because it is right, as it could not be so’. But, in its simplicity, this question can cause disorientation and raise doubts. Personal motivations and resulting justifications are rooted in the whole of moral references that each person builds up over the course of their life, on the basis of elements such as family and school upbringing, the attending of specific groups and communities, the social climate breathed in, and the way in which the progressive re-elaboration of one’s experiences has taken place.

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Peppoloni, S., Di Capua, G. (2022). The Advantage of Geoethical Action. In: Geoethics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98044-3_5

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