Environmentalism and Posthumanism
Issue: Vol 21 No. 2 (2013)
Journal: Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism
Subject Areas: Philosophy
The term ‘posthumanism’ has not been promoted by many environmental philosophers, and it is not clear how the figures I discuss would react to be being characterized as posthumanist. It is more typical for advocates of the perspectives I discuss to characterize them with labels such as ‘non-anthropocentric,’ ‘ecocentric’, or ‘deep ecology.’ Yet, as I will argue, the ideas that have emerged in these lines of thought reflect philosophical commitments that could aptly be characterized as posthumanist.
Author: Paul B. Thompson