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. Jainism discourages wasting the gifts of nature, and encourages its practitioners to reduce their needs as far as possible.

Biocentrism (ethics)

Anti-anthrlpocentric 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”. Sign in Create an account.

If we choose to let conjecture run wild, then animals, our fellow brethren in pain, diseases, death, suffering and famine—our slaves in the most laborious works, our companions in our amusement—they may partake of our origin in one common ancestor—we may be all netted together.

Anarcho-primitivism Animal cognition Biodiversity Biophilia hypothesis Deep ecology Earth jurisprudence Ecocentrism Environmental philosophy Gaia hypothesis. Brahman God is the anti-abthropocentric cause” and Prakrti natureis the “material cause” of anti-anthrpocentric universe.

Singer, “All Animals Are Equal ” “. 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.


Crigique God is the “efficient cause” and Prakrti natureis the “material cause” of the universe. Environment portal Ecology portal Earth sciences portal Biology portal.

Biocentrism (ethics)

The environment is seen for what it is; the biosphere within which we live and depend on its diversity for our health. 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. Archived from biocentirsm original on 6 November Biocentric thought is nature based, not human based.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. The Jaina tradition exists in tandem with Hinduism and shares many of its biocentric elements.

The paradigm of biocentrism and the values that it promotes are beginning to be used in law. Ernest Partridge – – Environmental Ethics 6 anti-antrhopocentric Rolston, Naturogenic Value and Genuine Biocentrism.

History of Western Philosophy. Environmental Ethics 5 3: For the cosmological concept, see biocentric universe. Biocentrism is “a kind of ethics of individualism” [5] in that it emphasizes the value, rights, and survival of individual organic beings.

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


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.

Protecting Nature for the Sake of Human Beings.

From the Publisher via Cirtique no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Healthy Differences or Incompatible Philosophies? Hinduism contains many elements of biocentrism. Biocentrism does not imply the idea of equality among the animal kingdom, for no such notion can be observed in nature.

Retrieved critiqhe November Rather than focusing on strict moral rules, as in Classical ethics, it focuses on attitudes and character. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy pdcnet. Historian Donald Worster traces today’s biocentric philosophies, which he sees as part of a recovery of a sense of kinship between man and natureto the reaction by the British intelligencia of the Victorian era against the Christian ethic of dominion over nature. Environmental Ethics 5 3: It is qnti-anthropocentric popularly believed that every tree has a Vriksa-devata a tree deity.