Biocentric Ethics: Some Pitfalls

Biocentric Ethics: Some Pitfalls

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Author(s): Idorenyin Francis Esikot

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Biocentric ethics has incorporated non-human beings into the ethical cum moral sphere. This it has done by granting them moral status and moral relevance. This paper argues against this attempt. It holds the view that to have a moral status one must have a moral sense which consist in rationality, intentionality and responsibility. It concludes that the duty to preserve the environment is more of an ecological rather than a moral one.


Ethics, Biocentric Ethics, Morality, Moral Sense


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