Many prominent environmental organizations have a dismal record on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have paid little attention, historically, to the problems of environmental racism. Philosophically, the analysis of these failures often zeroes in on the issue of “ecocentrism”—a term describing a range of positions seeking to go beyond a “human-centered” or “anthropocentric” perspective. Ecocentrism attributes moral consideration of intrinsic value to holistic entities such as ecosystems rich in biological diversity, the integrity of which might demand the sacrifice of human interests. This session aims to underscore how such criticisms of ecocentrism have missed the better and most important forms of it and the ways in which movements for environmental justice can be—and often are—dependent on the insights of ecocentric environmental philosophy.
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