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    Zhang Zai’s Cosmology of Qi/Qi and the Refutation of Arrogant Anthropocentrism: Confucian Green Theory Illustrated.Joel J. Kassiola - forthcoming - Environmental Values.
    This essay seeks to demonstrate the following:1.the value of metaphysical cosmology to our relationship with nature, and to making policy about the environment;2.the mistaken nature and harmful consequences of the hegemonic cosmology of anthropocentrism; and,3.the possibility of Zhang Zai’s Qi/qi Great Harmony cosmology as both the refutation of and replacement for anthropocentrism.The essay concludes that ultimate moral progress of expanding the self from the narrow and exclusionary views of anthropocentrism consists in cosmocentrism, or the transformation of thought to a cosmological (...)
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    The Social Power of Environmental Ethics: How Environmental Ethics Can Help Save the World Through Social Criticism and Social Change.Joel Jay Kassiola - 2010 - Dialogue and Universalism 20 (11-12):51-76.
    Environmental ethics has an identity and public image problem. Unlike the other applied ethics subfields like biomedical or business ethics, environmental ethics is surprisingly devalued and even rejected as a possible contributor to confronting effectively the global environmental crisis by anti-environmental philosophers and public policy analysts. Thus, environmental ethics has many critics, both within and outside of philosophy, who strongly challenge the contemporary, practical social relevance of this academic field.In contrast to this critical viewpoint, this essay argues for the profound (...)
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