Presentation Title

Ethical Conflicts in Standing Rock

Presenter Information

Alanna HalloranFollow

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

Philosophy

Mentor

James R Couch

Abstract

In our society we encounter ethical issues daily. A major ethical issue that is happening in our country is the events at Standing Rock with the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline is planned to be built on sacred Native territory by the Missouri River without the Native people’s consent. There are many problems regarding this plan, such as poor treatment of the Natives and the potential contamination of this major water source. I do not believe that this pipeline should be built. My position is supported by ethical philosophers Mill and Kant. Philosopher Epicurus would wrongfully oppose to my stance. In my paper I will discuss their ethical theories and how they apply to the situation at Standing Rock.

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Ethical Conflicts in Standing Rock

In our society we encounter ethical issues daily. A major ethical issue that is happening in our country is the events at Standing Rock with the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline is planned to be built on sacred Native territory by the Missouri River without the Native people’s consent. There are many problems regarding this plan, such as poor treatment of the Natives and the potential contamination of this major water source. I do not believe that this pipeline should be built. My position is supported by ethical philosophers Mill and Kant. Philosopher Epicurus would wrongfully oppose to my stance. In my paper I will discuss their ethical theories and how they apply to the situation at Standing Rock.