ecocentrism The view or belief that environmental concerns should take precedence over the needs and rights of human beings considered in isolation.
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Ecocentrism (ˌɛkoʊˈsɛntrɪzəm, from Greek: οἶκος, oikos, "house" and κέντρον, kentron, "center") is a term used in ecological political philosophy to denote a nature-centered, as opposed to human-centred, system of values. The justification for ecocentrism usually consists in an ontological belief and subsequent ethical clai...
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