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How can we broaden Myopic Moral Horizons? The Role of Ethical Gradualism for ‘Moral’ Remapping
How can we broaden Myopic Moral Horizons? The Role of Ethical Gradualism for ‘Moral’ Remapping

Author(s): Silviya Serafimova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Epistemology, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: radical anthropocentrism and radical eco-centrism; ethical gradualism; myopic moral horizons; broader ethos of progress

Summary/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.

  • Issue Year: 28/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 264-272
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English