An Analysis of the Biocentric Futurist View of Biodiversity


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Environmental Ethics: An Analysis of the Biocentric Futurist View of Biodiversity over Species Hierarchy in Human Communities and a Global Ecology
This environmental ethics study will examine the important futurist trend of a biocentrist view of human and animal relationship as a futuristic trend against anthropocentric ethical theorization. The all-encompassing aspects of biocentrism detail the moral validity of preserving life for animals, human, and other species deemed sentient to the biological ecosystems. Biocentric theories proposed by Kavka (1978) devolving the argument of an anthropocentric view of humankind, help to illustrate the biological necessity of preserving all life versus that of human populations alone. DesJardins...
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