Human Usage And Its Effects On Human Environment Essay

1319 Words Nov 1st, 2016 6 Pages
In the view of Biocentrism and Ecocentrism humans are supposed to value animals, we have certain ethical obligations to withhold for those animals. Humans are seen as a species capable of using rational and reasonable thought, and because of this we have a certain morality that guides our values. The values compel us along with rational thought to do the right thing. These are the reasons why humans know right from wrong. We cannot simply consider ethics just for humans as the anthropocentrism outlook does, we must consider ethics to all living beings because humans interact with all organisms in some way. Sometime are interactions can be beneficial, however they are predominately negative interactions. Anthropocentrism centers on humans being the most important organism in the environment. To someone with an anthropocentric view the environment is there for human usage. Most anthropocentric people can agree to conserve natural resources, the environment, and nature but only for future human usage. Humans are responsible for most of the detrimental changes made to the environment, from our mass wasting to excessive usage of natural resources. We have a duty to not wrong animals in unethical ways. They are living beings and should be treated with respect. Biocentric ethics says that all life should have inherent value. This value to humans is either instrumental value, which means that something is valued because it is useful as a resource, or intrinsic value which is…

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