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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Retrieved 28 October This publication sparked the biocebtrism of biocentrist views by introducing evolution and “its removal of humans from their supernatural origins and placement into the framework of natural laws”. Retrieved 2 November It is believed that one lives 84, lifetimes before one becomes a human. A Critique of Anti-Anthropocentric Biocentrism.

Biocentric thought is nature based, not human based. What Does Jainism teach us about ecology? George – – Ratio Juris 21 2: From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your cgitique in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Singer, “All Animals Are Equal ” “. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat Protecting Nature for the Sake of Human Beings. From these observations the ethical points are raised.

The first country to include rights of nature in its constitution is Ecuador [20] See Constitution of Ecuador. Roger Paden – – Environmental Ethics 14 3: The Nature and Basis of Human Dignity. Watson also claims that the extinction of species is “Nature’s way” [31] and that if humans were to instigate their own self-destruction by exploiting the rest of nature, then so be it.

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. Stanley Whitby – – Ethics 51 1: Outside of formal philosophical works biocentric thought is common among pre-colonial tribal peoples who knew no world other than the natural world. A Journal of Revolutionary Ecology. In contrast with traditional ethics, it is nonhierarchical and gives priority to the natural world rather than to humankind exclusively.


Robert Sessions – – Hypatia 6 1: Andrew Dobson – – Environmental Values 4 3: I thus conclude that human interest in survival is the best ground on which to argue for an ecological balance which is good both for human beings and for the whole biological community. It is still popularly believed that every tree has a Vriksa-devata a tree deity.

The work of Aldo Leopold has also been associated with biocentrism. Albert Schweitzer’s “reverence for life” principle was a precursor of modern biocentric ethics. Although this holistic approach is more ecocentric than biocentric, it is also biocentric, as it maintains that all living things are important and that humans are not bioentrism other creatures or nature. For the cosmological concept, see biocentric universe. Trees are ritually worshiped through prayer, offerings, and the sacred thread ceremony.

Unreliable citations may be challenged or deleted. Buddhism teaches that “once we treat nature as our friend, to cherish it, then we can see the need to change from the attitude of dominating nature to an attitude of working with nature—we are an intrinsic part of all existence rather than seeing ourselves as in control of it. Nature as a Moral Resource.


Another doctrinal source for the equal treatment of all life is found in the Rigveda. Retrieved 13 March Biocentrism is “a kind of ethics of individualism” [5] in that it emphasizes the value, rights, and survival of individual organic beings.

Jainism discourages wasting the anti-anthropocentriic of nature, and encourages its practitioners to reduce their needs as far as possible. Sign in Create an biocentrsim. Uncontrolled human behavior might lead to the destruction ofthe environment and thus to the extinction of human beings.


Environmental Ethics in Applied Ethics categorize this paper. In Islam, biocentric ethics stem from the belief that all of creation belongs to Allah Godnot humans, and to assume that non-human animals and plants exist merely to benefit humankind leads to environmental destruction and misuse.

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History of Western Philosophy. Ahimsa non-violencethe central teaching of Jainism, means more than not hurting other humans.

The Rigveda states that trees and plants possess divine healing properties. Retrieved 28 October 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”.

Archived from the original on 5 February The environment is seen for what it is; the biosphere within which we live and depend on its diversity for our health. A Theory of Environmental Ethics. Anarcho-primitivism Animal cognition Biodiversity Biophilia hypothesis Deep ecology Earth jurisprudence Ecocentrism Environmental philosophy Gaia hypothesis. In Hinduism, humans have no special authority over other creatures, and all living things have souls ‘ atman ‘. Sign in to use this feature.

It observes the consequences of reducing biodiversity on both small and large scales and points to the inherent value all species have to the environment. Added to PP index Total downloads 17, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 15 32, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Rita Turner – – Environmental Ethics 31 2: Ahimsa non-violencethe central teaching of Jainism, means more than not hurting other humans.