Beyond Biocentrism

Author: Robert Lanza
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952228
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In Beyond Biocentrism, acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine’s "100 Most Influential People in 2014," and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take the reader on an intellectual thrill-ride as they re-examine everything we ...

Understanding Biocentrism The True Nature Of The Universe Revealed

Author: Peter Thomas
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 163428237X
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This book attempts to answer the following questions: o What is biocentrism? o What is the connection of biocentrism and the universe? o What are the teachings of quantum physics and biocentrism? o What is the ideology behind ...

Environmental Ethics

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But the locus classicus for the idea of the world as will to power is aphorism 36 of
Beyond Good and Evil, where Nietzsche proposes the thought experiment of
extrapolating from what we know immediately and intimately, "the world of our
desires and passions ... the reality of our ... V. BEYOND BIOCENTRISM
Nietzsche suggests that we understand the so-called inorganic realm as "a more
primitive form of the world of affects" and "a kind of drive-life in which all organic
functions, with ...

When Two Worlds Collide

Author: Klaus Bosselmann
Publisher: Rsvp Pub
ISBN: 9780959794830
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much more complicated in practice. Over all, the evaluation model presented
here represents a fine-tuned version of the ecocentric ethic which considers the
intrinsic values of nature, goes beyond biocentrism, yet avoids extreme holism
which no longer allows for any distinctions. It is not an ideal evaluation model,
nor a patent remedy. It still encompasses difficulties which are caused by the
relationship between human values and the intrinsic values of nature. One of
these difficulties ...

Ethics And Sustainability

Author: Lisa H. Newton
Publisher: Pearson College Division
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... of living things, and deserves active curtailment. To take another metaphor for
life: Life as we observe it seems to be one living being, a huge organism of itself,
sometimes personalized with the name Gaia, the Greek name for Mother Earth.
To the extent that one species grows without limit — outstripping its role in the
organism, displacing other organs, draining resources, exuding toxins — that
species is a cancer in the body. It has to come out. But Leopold goes beyond

Wild Earth

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Stan Rowe argues eloquently for ecocentrism, which he says goes beyond
biocentrism by considering all natural entities, not just organisms. Interestingly,
Rowe sees Aldo Leopold (whose name is used to support most articles on
ecological ethics these days, it seems) as "the influential exponent of ethics-by-
extension," which "approach only strengthens anthropocentrism ..." Bill
McCormick challenges the various pro-natalist factions, who could— if more
people do not effectively ...

The Notion Of Sustainability And Its Normative Implications

Author: Gunnar Skirbekk
Publisher: Berg Publishers
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Gradualism,. beyond. Anthropocentrism. and. Biocentrism? Gunnar Skirbekk The
definition of sustainable development given by the UN World Commission does
not explicitly refer to ethical anthropocentrism, but, speaking in terms of the "
needs" of "the world's poor" and "of future generations", the Commission
apparently has human beings in mind, and human beings only. Even though
both Homo sapiens and other animals have needs, the World Commission
seems implicitly to take ...

Timely Thoughts

Author: Gunnar Skirbekk
Publisher: University Press of Amer
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beyond. anthropocentrism. and. biocentrism? A. Preliminary. Methodological.
Point. The realm of ethics is most often restricted to Man and the human world:
only humans can act morally or immorally, only humans can be morally praised
or blamed, only humans can have a worth or a value in themselves, only humans
can be holders of rights; all other beings can merely be ascribed rights or values
indirectly, relative to Man. In short only humans can be moral agents and only
humans ...

Problemi Di Bioetica

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... with divergences potentially still wider than those of the Darwinian model,
since it is fully compatible with the holistic paradigm and with an organistic,
antimateri- alistic and antireductionistic vision such as that of Whitehead's
philosophy (1929). Through a sort of paradoxical effect, Gaia can thus be
proposed as a biocentric- geocentric paradigm that goes beyond biocentrism in
the name of multiplicity and collaboration between cultures and the recovery of
the mythical component.

The Structural Links Between Ecology Evolution And Ethics

Author: Donato Bergandi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400750676
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Simultaneously, there is a need for an eco-evolutionary ethics which assumes
that we and our co-evolving aliens are living in a changing world. Difficult issues
should therefore be addressed, such as the uniqueness and intrinsic value of
living entities versus the substitutability of functionally redundant species, and the
evolutionary value of diversity. Finally, beyond the biocentrism versus
anthropocentrism debate, this EcoEvoEthics should affirm that a thing is right
when it tends to ...