Definition of ecocentrism in English:

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ecocentrism

Pronunciation: /ˌekōˈsenˌtrizəm/ /ˌēkō-/

noun

A point of view that recognizes the ecosphere, rather than the biosphere, as central in importance, and attempts to redress the imbalance created by anthropocentrism.
Example sentences
  • More subtly, because the production of nature approach is anthropomorphic it also enables a position from which the fate of nature can be considered seriously without declining into a naturalistic ecocentrism.
  • Ecocentrism is either partly or emphatically non-anthropocentric.
  • It thus promises to take us beyond the Nature-Society dualism organising both previous Marxian work on nature and versions of bourgeois technocentrism and radical ecocentrism.

Derivatives

ecocentric

Pronunciation: /-ˈsentrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Ostensibly the techno- and ecocentric world views are very different, though they overlap in such centrist doctrines as ‘sustainable development’ and ‘ecological modernisation’.
  • Second, I will show that they are assumptions which, surprising and ironic though it is, most Marxian theories of nature share with the bourgeois and radical ecocentric world views they otherwise oppose.
  • Moreover each, again in different ways, provide a valuable corrective to a good deal of the technocentric and the ecocentric thinking which currently animates the environmental debate.

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Syllabification: ec·o·cen·trism

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