This privileging of ecocentrism
is important to recognize because it suggests how citizens might both think and act in relation to the various problems associated with climate change, instantiating that people have a responsibility to take action within the global commons in ways that redress the imbalances created by more anthropocentric ways of living.
From Ego to Eco: Mapping Shifts From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism
Two predominant themes become apparent: anthropocentrism and a complex ecocentrism
To tap into an individual's attitude toward environmental issues, we used two measures: ecocentrism
and anthropocentrism (Thompson & Barton, 1994).
Second, it is not clear what McDonald's more inclusive cosmopolitanism consists in or why he thinks that it is so central to ecocentrism
. When describing the historical, human form of cosmopolitanism, he observes that it involves not only being tolerant of other cultures, but also, seeing ourselves as 'citizens of the world, not of any exclusive city, culture or tribe' and as 'belonging everywhere' with our 'roots...
Both in our study and nationally, increasing ecocentrism
is associated with higher levels of education.
A qualitative study on turkish pre-school children's environmental attitudes through ecocentrism
: The nature-centred perspective that places intrinsic values on all living and nonliving components of the environment.
On the one hand, many outdoor and environmental activists, philosophers, and educators view anthropocentrism as an undesirable ethical position and valorise conceptual alternatives signified by terms such as "biocentrism" and/or "ecocentrism
." On the other hand, many reports of outdoor and environmental education research privilege an anthropocentric gaze, which assumes autonomous human subjects as starting points for knowledge production and the focus of attention for data production and analysis.
Uma das correntes de pensamento que hoje em dia sustenta esses ideais leva o nome de "ecologia profunda" "deep ecology", por vezes referida como biocentrism, ecocentrism
. Vejamos entao seus principais pontos, seguindo entendimento de Ost (1995: 175)