Ideas and Goals from Many Voices
MOVING AWAY FROM HUMAN-CENTEREDNESS
For thousands of years, humans, and not just Western humans, have carried around with them a human-centered, or anthropocentric, view of the planet and of the cosmos. When we gave up Earth as the center of the cosmos, and entered the Copernican universe, we managed to retain our conviction of our own species’ centrality in cosmic affairs.
What we now call the Environmental Movement began without much questioning of or differing with this human-centered view …