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Ethical Anthropocentrism: Humanistic Ethics and the Need for a New Global Bioethics

Brunetto Chiarelli

Published: 2007/06/01

Abstract

The author calls upon those who debate ethics and moral philosophy to rethink their formulations in terms of mankind’s relation to, and dependence on, its environment – the biosphere. Many aspects of modern ethical philosophy are blindly anthropocentric to the point that they ignore evolutionary and ecological reality, and support patterns of behavior that threaten the very survival of humanity. A truly anthropocentric ethic would be based in what he calls “Global Bioethics.”

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