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Should We Stop Driving? - The Ethics of Commuting

Should We Stop Driving? - The Ethics of Commuting

Update: 2019-08-23
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Most of the western world relies on cars to get to work. But in the face of a climate crisis should we opt for a greener way to travel, or is that asking too much? In this episode of the Grey Space we explore the ethics of commuting by going back to the ethical theory of German Philosopher, Immanuel Kant. We asked the people of Reddit about their commuting habits too, to understand if cycling to work is really as bad as it seems, and to find out why they started doing it in the first place too!

References

[1] Australian Bureau of Statistics, Commuting Distance for Australia, 2018


[1] Australian Bicycle Council, National Cycling Participation Survey, 2017


[1] Australian Bureau of Statistics, 9309.0 – Motor Vehicle Census, Australia 31 Jan 2019, 2019


[1] Immanuel Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, p38


[1] Australian Bureau of Statistics, More than two in three drive to work, Census reveals, 2017


[1] Environment Protection Authority Victoria, Vehicle Emissions and Air Quality, 2018


[1] Climate Council, Australia’s Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions, p.5


[1] Climate College, Facts4Paris: Australia’s per-capita emissions remain the highest among its key trading partners,2018


[1] Casey Rentmeester, A Kantian Look at Climate Change, p.80, 2010


[1] Ibid, p.81

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Should We Stop Driving? - The Ethics of Commuting

Should We Stop Driving? - The Ethics of Commuting

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