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[mass noun] The view or belief that the rights and needs of humans are not more important than those of other living things.
- ‘It is loosely knit somewhat international movement of different groups and individuals who subscribe to the philosophy of biocentrism - that biology must be at the center of concerns as environmental activists.’
- ‘Even Dear argues for the overriding importance of biocentrism.’
- ‘Steve Gillett suggests a hybrid view that combines anthropocentrism as applied to terrestrial activity with biocentrism for worlds with indigenous life.’
- ‘Thus, a trend toward what as called biocentrism emerged.’
- ‘I think in my biocentrism, which is a hard row to hoe in an anthropocentric, increasingly anthropogenic world.’
- ‘The well-intentioned exhortation to replace anthropocentrism with biocentrism, if pushed very far, becomes a curious contradiction.’
- ‘Accordingly, environmental philosophers have spent the last thirty or so years pursuing various forms of nonanthropocentrism, including biocentrism and ecocentrism.’
- ‘Paul Taylor's version of this view, which we might call biocentrism, is a deontological example.’
- ‘In the dominant U.S. worldview and value system biocentrism is counter-intuitive. The middle-class and striving to be middle-class college students I teach just don't get it.’
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