On the Value Stand of Environmental Law

Zhifeng XIAO, Qiong LUO


It is found from the different perspectives of the analysis on anthropocentrism and ecocentrism that strong anthropocentrism is difficult to get out of the excessive self-consciousness that is arrogant to the natural environment, and that there are inextricable theoretical defects and practical problems in ecocentrism. The confrontation between the two has promoted anthropocentrism to evolve to produce a new and more reasonable value-weak anthropocentrism. Weak anthropocentrism can not only overcome the various drawbacks in strong anthropocentrism and ecocentrism, but also avoid damaging the principal status of human and trigger human respect to natural environment; It can not only help to build advanced and mature criminal legislation on environmental pollution, but also actively guide human to make use of environment rationally; It can not only help effectively punish the criminal behavior of serious pollution of environment, and will not hinder human needs of survival and social development. In the sense, the environmental value of weak anthropocentrism is the best choice for the criminal legislation on environmental pollution.


Anthropocentrism; Ecocentrism; Weak anthropocentrism; Position

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9553


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