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interests as such, the rhetoric of anti-anthropocentrism is counterproductive in Anthropocentrism, widely used as a term of criticism in environmental ethics .. to offer an alternative to either anthropocentrism or biocentrism, is ecocentrism Volume 5, Issue 3, Fall Richard A. Watson. Pages DOI: / enviroethics A Critique of Anti-Anthropocentric Biocentrism. Watson: A Critique of Anti-Anthropocentric Biocentrism study guide by Ma_Rinaldi includes 9 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards.

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Some of this criticism grows out of the concern that biocentrism is an anti-human paradigm and that it will not hesitate to sacrifice human well-being for the greater good.

This states that all of nature is bound together, and that “if one does not care for nature one does not care for oneself. Jainism encourages people to practice an attitude anti-anturopocentric compassion towards all life.

Therefore, he suggests that the real reason humans should reduce their destructive behavior in relation to other species is not because we are equals but because the destruction of other species will also result in our own destruction. Biocentric thought is nature based, not human based.

A more complex form of criticism focuses on the contradictions of biocentrism.

This states that all of nature is bound together, and that “if one does not care for nature one does not care for oneself. A Journal of Revolutionary Ecology. From these observations the ethical points are raised.



John Mizzoni – anti-anthropofentric Ethics and the Environment 13 1: Objective Value in Environmental Anti-anrhropocentric Jainism discourages wasting the gifts of nature, and encourages its practitioners to reduce their needs as far as possible. Singer, “All Animals Are Equal ” “. Article 71 states that nature “has the right to integral respect for its existence and for the maintenance and regeneration of its life cycles, structure, functions and evolutionary processes”.

Advocates of biocentrism often promote the preservation of biodiversity[3] animal rightsand environmental protection. Objective Value in Environmental Ethics.

Sign in to use this feature. The Vriksa-devata worshiped as manifestations of the Divine.

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Random House Digital Inc. John Mizzoni – – Ethics and the Environment 13 1: However, while Hinduism does not give the same direct authority over nature that the Judeo-Christian God grants, they are subject to a “higher and more authoritative responsibility for creation.

It stands in contrast to anthropocentrismwhich centers on the value of humans. Rita Turner – – Environmental Ethics 31 2: Gandhia great proponent of Jainism, once stated “There is enough in this world for human needs, but not for human wants.

Gaia philosophy Green anarchism Intrinsic value animal ethics Neo-luddite Painism Primitivism Religion and environmentalism Sentiocentrism Speciesism Stewardship theology.

The ocean, the sky, the air are all interrelated, and interdependent—water is life and air is life. Case studies in environmental ethics. Retrieved 29 November Another essential Jain teaching is self-restraint. Outside of formal philosophical works biocentric thought is common among pre-colonial tribal peoples who knew no world other than the natural world. Environmental Ethics in Applied Ethics categorize this paper. Anarcho-primitivism Animal cognition Biodiversity Biophilia hypothesis Deep ecology Earth jurisprudence Ecocentrism Environmental philosophy Gaia hypothesis.


Francis, Paul Taylor, and Franciscan Biocentrism. Roger Paden – – Environmental Ethics 14 3: Green Issues and Debates: Another doctrinal source for the equal treatment of all life is found in the Rigveda.

George – – Ratio Juris 21 2: Retrieved 3 December Check date values in: Coren – – Ethics and the Environment 20 2: History of Western Philosophy. The Prospects of a Viable Biocentric Egalitarianism. The complete idiot’s guide to understanding ethics. Franciscan Biocentrism and the Franciscan Tradition. The Qur’an acknowledges that humans are not the only all-important creatures and emphasizes a respect for nature.

This publication sparked the beginning of biocentrist views by introducing evolution and “its removal of humans from their supernatural origins and placement into the framework of natural laws”. Archived from the original on 5 February Ernest Partridge – – Environmental Ethics 6 2: