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 (əm; 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-centered, system of values. The justification for ecocentrism usually consists in an ontological belief and subsequent ethical claim. The ontological b...
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