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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Find it on Scholar. Albert Schweitzer’s “reverence for life” principle was a precursor of modern biocentric ethics. Critque Buddha ‘s teachings encourage people “to live simply, to cherish tranquility, to appreciate the natural cycle of life.

Biocentrism (ethics)

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. Archived from the original on 5 February 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.

Check date values in: Sign in Create an account. The paradigm of biocentrism and the values that it promotes are beginning to be used in law. The Qur’an acknowledges that humans are not the only all-important creatures and emphasizes a respect for nature. Biocentrism is most commonly associated with the work of Paul Taylorespecially his book Respect for Nature: Objective Value in Environmental Ethics.

It states that nature does not exist simply to be used or consumed by humans, but that humans are simply one species amongst many, [6] and that because we are part of an ecosystemany actions which negatively affect the living systems of which we are a part adversely affect us as well, [6] [7] whether or not we maintain a biocentric worldview.


The complete idiot’s guide to understanding ethics. George – – Ratio Juris 21 2: Anarcho-primitivism Animal cognition Biodiversity Biophilia hypothesis Deep ecology Earth jurisprudence Ecocentrism Environmental philosophy Gaia hypothesis Gaia philosophy Green anarchism Intrinsic value animal ethics Neo-luddite Painism Primitivism Religion and environmentalism Sentiocentrism Speciesism Stewardship theology. Franciscan Biocentrism and the Franciscan Tradition.

Ame Naess, John Rodman, George Sessions, and others, designated herein as ecosophers, propose an egalitarian anti-anthropocentric biocentrism as a basis for a new environmental ethic.

Nature as a Moral Resource. Random House Digital Inc. Another doctrinal source for the equal treatment of all life is found in the Rigveda. The ecosophic position is thus neither egalitarian nor fully anti-anthropocnetric. 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”.

Roger Paden – – Environmental Ethics 14 3: Biocentrism has faced criticism for a number of reasons. Added to PP index Total downloads 17, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 15 32, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? John Mizzoni – – Environmental Ethics 26 1: Andrew Dobson – – Environmental Values 4 3: The term biocentrism encompasses all environmental ethics that “extend the status of moral object from human beings to all living things in nature”.


Muhammad was once asked whether there would be a reward for those who show charity to nature and animals, to which he replied, “for charity shown to each creature with a wet heart [i. The Rigveda states that trees and plants possess divine healing properties. Biocentrism is most commonly associated with the work of Paul Taylorespecially his book Respect for Nature: Retrieved 30 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”.


Francis, Paul Taylor, and Franciscan Biocentrism.

The Ontological Foundations of Ecological Ethics. Science Logic and Mathematics. It stands in contrast to anthropocentrismwhich centers on the value of humans.

Environment and Development – Vol. Outside of formal philosophical works biocentric thought is common among pre-colonial tribal peoples who knew no world other than the natural world. Anarcho-primitivism Animal cognition Biodiversity Biophilia hypothesis Deep ecology Viocentrism jurisprudence Ecocentrism Environmental philosophy Gaia hypothesis.

John Mizzoni – – Environmental Ethics 26 1: He asserts that ethics should be extended to the land as “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity”.

The Jaina tradition exists in tandem with Hinduism and shares many of its biocentric elements. Each species is in this process of samsara until one attains moksha liberation. Rather than focusing on strict moral rules, as in Classical ethics, it focuses on attitudes and character. Biocentrism does not imply the idea of equality among the animal kingdom, for no such notion can be observed in nature. Uses editors parameter Use dmy dates from April anti-antthropocentric Singer, “All Animals Are Equal ” “.