Anthropocentrism, Conservatism and Green Political Thought

In Andrew Fiala (ed.), The Nature of Peace and the Peace of Nature. Leiden: pp. 81-90 (2016)
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In this paper I will examine a number of justifications for environmental concern, and show why all except for the (broadly) anthropocentric demonstrate problematic conservative logics that incline them towards socially conservative positions. Environmentalists would do best to take up an anthropocentric, or at least anthropogenic, defence of green values if they want to pair it with a progressive social politics.
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