Mapping (Un)Common Space of Ethical Gradualism in the Era of the Anthropocene

  • Silviya Serafimova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: ethical gradualism; proto-sympathetic empathy; sympathy; interspecies co-existence; mapping space

Abstract

One of the main objectives of this article is to clarify how – taking into account that mapping (un)common worlds into one (un)common space is not an axiologically neutral process – one can avoid the pitfalls of thinking by adopting “either or” thinking modes, i.e. one can avoid choosing either radical anthropocentrism or radical eco-centrism as a starting point when mapping space in the era of the Anthropocene. In this context, I raise a hypothesis that such a methodological shift is possible if one succeeds, by developing some moral capacities, in applying the principle of ethical gradualism into an interspecies context.

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Articles
Published
Sep 17, 2019
How to Cite
Serafimova, S. (2019). Mapping (Un)Common Space of Ethical Gradualism in the Era of the Anthropocene. TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies, 5, 82-96. https://doi.org/10.23984/fjhas.77853