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Can we overcome the anthropocentrism bias in sustainability discourse?

dc.contributor.authorNaude, Pieten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-28T12:36:13Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28T12:36:13Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationNaude, P. 2018. Can we overcome the anthropocentrism bias in sustainability discourse?. African Journal of Business Ethics, 11(2):56-67, doi:10.15249/11-2-189
dc.identifier.issn0976-3600 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1817-7417 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.15249/11-2-189
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/106392
dc.descriptionCITATION: Naude, P. 2018. Can we overcome the anthropocentrism bias in sustainability discourse?. African Journal of Business Ethics, 11(2):56-67, doi:10.15249/11-2-189.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ajobe.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractBased on a turn to the rational human subject in Descartes, Kant and Feuerbach, this paper critically examines four efforts at shaping sustainability discourse: the definition of sustainability in Our common future; stewardship Christian theology; forms of partisan justice; and GDP as measure of economic growth. These efforts made certain advances, but because they share the underlying anthropocentric bias of Western philosophy, they fail to step out of the current sustainability paradigm. The paper closes with two suggestions of how to de-centre the human subject and to build a network-view of all species.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://ajobe.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/189
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherMedknow Publications
dc.subjectSustainable development -- Environmental aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_ZA
dc.subjectAnthropocentrismen_ZA
dc.titleCan we overcome the anthropocentrism bias in sustainability discourse?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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