(17) This resonates very closely with Pope Francis' critique of modern excessive anthropocentrism
From his earliest essays in the late 1980s to his latest blogposts and internet articles, Land never wavers from his key idea that anthropocentrism
distorts knowledge of reality's truly destructive and chaotic processes by subordinating it to our all-too-human needs for order, homeostasis and stability: 'there is one simple criterion of taste in philosophy: that one avoid the vulgarity of anthropomorphism'.
in education is possible because we, as humans, specifically those of us within dominant Western industrial culture, have learned to think and behave according to a culturally constructed way of understanding which shapes how we conceptualize various relationships and thus shapes the meaning ascribed to said relationships.
Daniele Fioretti in "Foreshadowing the Posthuman: Hybridization, Apocalypse, and Renewal in Paolo Volponi," after analyzing the progressive hybridization and animalization of the protagonists of Corporeal (1974) and The Irritable Planet (1978), concludes that Volponi shares Roberto Marchesini's concept of hybridization of man and animal, thus placing himself against the paradigm of anthropocentrism
In his 2014 essay "For a Phytocentrism to Come," philosopher Michael Marder argues, "In a fight against the nefarious legacy of anthropocentrism
, the advantage of phytocentrism over the alternatives is in how it interferes with the all-absorbing projection of the anthropos onto the horizons of the world." Could Aji V.N.'s recent paintings of trees and verdant landscapes be understood as an attempt to upend what Marder calls "the inflation of the human as the measure and standard for other forms of existence?" In the works in his latest solo show, trees were no longer the inconspicuous, marginalized H backdrop to the Anthropocene.
Drawing on the writings of scientists, philosophers, and theologians, Boyd, an environmental lawyer/activist, demonstrates how mankind's anthropocentrism
, the belief that humans are superior to the rest of the natural world, has led to the degradation of life forms on the planet.
The belief that humankind is the central, most important element of existence (anthropocentrism
) "has led us to betray the future because weve dishonored primary reality by defiling the climate, forests, soils, seas, and life upon which we and our grandchildren depend." He asks, provocatively, "How is it not obvious that unsustainable is just a bland and deceptive word for evil?".
To tap into an individual's attitude toward environmental issues, we used two measures: ecocentrism and anthropocentrism
(Thompson & Barton, 1994).
The ethics of modernity and the ethics of environmental protection affect Chinese contemporary writers at the same time, as a result of which they quite often suffer from an ethical confusion which does not exist in western eco-narrative because anthropocentrism
has been overthrown in western societies already.
It is interesting to note that the author once again faces the issue of anthropocentrism
with reference to aesthetic appreciation as a point of connection between environmental ethics and environmental aesthetics.
There is no doubt that 'life' has undergone something of a redefinition in the last few years, as there has dawned the belated realization that anthropocentrism
is having irreversible ecological and geological effects.
This radical challenge to anthropocentrism
has methodological implications for the environmental humanities." Taking their cue from scholars such as those represented in Carl Knappett and Lambros Malafouris's (2008) Material Agency, they assert that "new materialists enrich the environmental justice framework by questioning the tendency to gloss over the agency of matter in our everyday lives" (Bergthaller et al., 2014, p.
Here Greenway finds a basis to question and dismantle the deeply rooted anthropocentrism
of the Western world that "has plagued readings of these texts for two millennia" (p.
It is a remarkable set of beliefs and guidelines, of a sophistication that may well compete with that of the great religions, and as to its dynamics, anthropocentrism
, tolerance, inclusiveness, and harmony on a par with these great religions.
is the idea that human beings have more value than other types of life, and that the natural world is only useful in the ways in which it may be used and exploited by humankind.