One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The view or belief that the rights and needs of humans are not more important than those of other living things.
- ‘The well-intentioned exhortation to replace anthropocentrism with biocentrism, if pushed very far, becomes a curious contradiction.’
- ‘I think in my biocentrism, which is a hard row to hoe in an anthropocentric, increasingly anthropogenic world.’
- ‘Thus, a trend toward what as called biocentrism emerged.’
- ‘Accordingly, environmental philosophers have spent the last thirty or so years pursuing various forms of nonanthropocentrism, including biocentrism and ecocentrism.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Steve Gillett suggests a hybrid view that combines anthropocentrism as applied to terrestrial activity with biocentrism for worlds with indigenous life.’
- ‘Paul Taylor's version of this view, which we might call biocentrism, is a deontological example.’
- ‘Even Dear argues for the overriding importance of biocentrism.’
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