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Ecological Justice and the Extinction CrisisGiving Living Beings their Due$
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Anna Wienhues

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529208511

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529208511.001.0001

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Political Non-Ranking Biocentrism

Political Non-Ranking Biocentrism

(p.25) 2 Political Non-Ranking Biocentrism
Ecological Justice and the Extinction Crisis

Anna Wienhues

Policy Press

This chapter discusses political non-ranking biocentrism, the most defensible account of such sort in the context of justice. For this, the political constitutes a qualification and non-ranking is a specification of the biocentric focus. The chapter begins by explaining the political approach to biocentrism. It then turns to how the author understands biocentrism more generally. This is by no means a defence or full description of biocentrism, but the elaboration on a few grounding premises. Finally, the chapter explains why a non-ranking version of biocentrism that does not construct a hierarchy of moral significance is the most convincing account of such sort and considers what implications such a political non-ranking biocentrism has for theorising about justice.

Keywords:   political non-ranking biocentrism, justice, biocentrism, moral significance, biocentric focus, political approach

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