Definitions

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  • adj. Focused on ecological concerns.

Etymologies

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eco- +‎ centric

Examples

  • Leo Marx's critique of recent attention to Henry David Thoreau's late-life "ecocentric" turn [NYR, June 24 and July 15] makes strong, important claims not only about Thoreau's life and writings but also about the proper way to understand literature (particularly literature of a "pastoral" sort) and the proper direction of the whole environmental movement to boot.

    An Exchange on Thoreau

  • Now I declared, to myself if no one else, that I was "ecocentric" too.

    openDemocracy

  • The "ecocentric," transnational "green state" Eckersley envisions is represented as an explicit alternative to "the classical liberal state, the indiscriminate growth-dependent welfare state, and the increasingly ascendant neoliberal competition state."

    Claremont.org

  • 'ecocentric' traditions of green thought and politics.

    MRZine.org

  • I drove the ecocentric 104bhp BlueMotion, which was thrifty and yet remarkably perky.

    Car review: VW Golf Cabriolet

  • Pangea sells what it calls "ecocentric bodycare" products: cleansers, scrubs, creams, toners, masks, lotions and soaps, among other items.

    Pangea Organic's line of natural skin-care products is growing

  • Thus, ecocentric realization is an anthropocentric experience!

    Ross Robertson: Perspectives on Integral Ecology: 1

  • As I pointed out, one of the strengths of Gaian ethics is that its moral obligations can be justified from a purely anthropocentric position as well as from an ecocentric position.

    Environmental ethics and the Gaia theory

  • Under the ecocentric view all species carry equal worth a priori but every species is ultimately dispensable to Gaia, whereas a healthy Gaia is absolutely indispensable for the flourishing of any species.

    Environmental ethics and the Gaia theory

  • More dramatically than with our other obligations, the confluence of anthropocentric and ecocentric motivations becomes obvious in this case: self-interest becomes virtually synonymous with Gaia-interest.

    Environmental ethics and the Gaia theory

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