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ERIC Number: EJ857468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Solar Ethics: A New Paradigm for Environmental Ethics and Education?
Peters, Michael A.; Hung, Ruyu
Policy Futures in Education, v7 n3 p321-329 2009
This article provides grounds for a new paradigm of environmental ethics and education based on the centrality of the sun and solar system--a shift from anthropocentrism to solar systemism. The article provides some grounds for this shift from the physical sciences that considers the planet Earth as part of a wider system that is dependent upon the star at its center. The article reviews the critcisms of anthropocentrism in the literature on environmental ethics and advances a set of cosmological arguments for considering the term "environment" to include "beyond Earth". Solar ethics is a frame that will help to re-position humans within nature and lead to a more sustainable world view. (Contains 1 figure and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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