Palaces For The People
Monday, September 22, 2003
Ecocity.com Ecosophy and Ethics Sites: "Anthropocentrism and Deep Ecology:
A predominant theme in environmental philosophy is the claim that we need to correct an anthropocentric bias in our attitudes to the nonhuman world, and in particular to extend moral concern across time and across species. This is the central claim of 'deep ecology', which maintains that the uncritical acceptance of anthropocentric values has abetted reprehensible practices with respect to the nonhuman world. In this paper I argue this central claim of 'deep ecology' is mistaken and provide a defence of qualified anthropocentrism. "