Abstract. One of the main objectives of this article is to clarify why ‘mapping’ otherness in the era of the Anthropocene is not an axiologically neutral process. This hypothesis is elaborated by demonstrating how the proponents of both radical anthropocentrism and radical eco-centrism rely upon the center-periphery dichotomy when ‘mapping’ what they understand by other in both spatial and moral terms. In this context, I argue that overcoming the negative effects of so-called myopic moral horizons is possible by adopting the principle of ethical gradualism in an interspecies context.
Keywords: radical anthropocentrism and radical eco-centrism; ethical gradualism; myopic moral horizons; broader ethos of progress
Dr. Silviya Serafimova, Assoc. Prof.
Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Log in to read the full text