Biocentrism

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  • Biocentrism is a nonconsequentialist and nonanthropocetric ethical perspective concerned with the moral relationship between humans and nonhuman beings, animals and plants, and the Earth's natural environment, globally considered. Human beings face complex ethical dilemmas in their relationships with the natural environment and with other forms of life. These ethical problems have been addressed through different viewpoints. The article explores and discusses the place of biocentrism within the general framework of ethical approaches concerned with humankind's relationships with other living beings on Earth.

    The differing ethical perspectives can be grouped into two main dimensions. The first distinguishes consequentialist from nonconsequentialist or deontological ethical theories, and the second differentiates anthropological from nonanthropological ethical theories. A consequentialist perspective sees the outcome or the consequence of an action as the ...

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    • Anthropocentrism
    • Attfield, Robin
    • Animal Ethics
    • Adaptive Management
    • Carbon Offsets
    • Environmental Justice Ecology, Radical
    • Environmental Law
    • Consumption, Business Ethics and
    • Agriculture
    • Anthropocentrism
    • Bailey, Liberty Hyde
    • Biocentrism
    • Brundtland Report
    • Berry, Reverend Fr. Thomas
    • Biocentric Egalitarianism
    • Biodiversity
    • Consumption, Consumer Ethics and
    • Environmental Law and Policy Center
    • Environmental Values and Law
    • Ecological Footprint
    • Bright Green Environmentalism
    • Biocentrism
    • Berry, Wendell
    • Club of Rome (and Limits to Growth)
    • Death of Environmentalism, The
    • Bookchin, Murray
    • Civic Environmentalism
    • Business Ethics, Shades of Green
    • Ethical Vegetarianism
    • Forest Preservation Laws
    • Green Ethics in the Legal Community
    • Local Food Movement
    • China
    • Climate Ethics
    • Borlaug, Norman
    • Earth Charter
    • Earth Day 1970
    • Callicott, J. Baird
    • Deep Ecology
    • Conservation
    • Marketing, Consumption Ethics and
    • Green Law Trends
    • Green Laws and Incentives
    • Organic Trend
    • Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • Deep Green Theory
    • Carson, Rachel
    • Earth Summit
    • Earthlife Africa
    • d'Eaubonne, Françoise
    • Ecocentrism
    • Democracy
    • Sustainability, Business Ethics and
    • Post-Construction Landscape Laws
    • San Pedro Border Fence
    • Sustainability, Consumer Ethics and
    • Development, Ethical Sustainability and
    • Ecofascism
    • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
    • Ecological Crisis, The Historical Roots of Our
    • Endangered Species Act
    • Fuller, Buckminster
    • Ecofeminism/Ecological Feminism
    • Ecological Restoration
    • Western “Way of Life”
    • Should Trees Have Standing?
    • Urban Tree Management Ordinances
    • Ecology
    • Economism
    • Gandhi, Mohandas
    • Environmental Ethics Journal
    • Environmental Policy Act, National
    • Gore, Jr., Al
    • Ecophenomenology
    • Ecopedagogy and Ecodidactics
    • Ecopolitics
    • Environmental Pluralism
    • Haeckel, Ernst
    • Global Greens Charter
    • Green Altruism
    • Hargrove, Dr. Eugene C.
    • Gaia Hypothesis
    • Environmental Justice
    • Environmental Policy
    • Green Party Ethical System, Four Pillars of the
    • Hayes, Denis
    • Land Ethic
    • Love Canal, Carter Administration and the
    • Leopold, Aldo
    • Hannover Principles
    • Ethics and Science
    • Genetic Engineering
    • Human Values and Sustainability
    • Lovelock, James Ephraim
    • Philosophy and Environmental Crisis
    • Roosevelt, Theodore
    • Marsh, George Perkins
    • Instrumental Value
    • Globalization
    • Green Liberalism
    • Intergenerational Justice
    • Mathews, Freya
    • Silent Spring
    • Tragedy of the Commons
    • Muir, John
    • International Association of Environmental Philosophy
    • Green Party, German
    • Greenwashing
    • Intrinsic Value
    • Mumford, Lewis
    • United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
    • United Nations Millennium Development Goals
    • Naess, Arne
    • Kantian Philosophy and the Environment
    • Precautionary Principle
    • Preservation
    • Marshall, Alan (Libertarian Extension)
    • Passmore, John
    • United Tasmania Group
    • Wilderness Act of 1964
    • Pinchot, Gifford
    • Pragmatism
    • Sierra Club
    • Social Ecology
    • Strong and Weak Sustainability
    • Rolston, Holmes, III
    • Singer, Peter
    • Sustainability, Seventh Generation
    • Sustainability and Spiritual Values
    • Technology
    • Sustainability and Distributive Justice
    • Steffen, Alex
    • Taylor, Paul W.
    • Ten Key Values of the Greens
    • United Nations Environment Programme
    • Urbanization
    • Utilitarianism
    • Thoreau, Henry David
    • Warren, Karen
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