Human exceptionalism

Other Names:
Belief in humanity's dominance over nature
Humanist arrogance
Human chauvinism
Humanist superiority complex
Human exemptionalism

Many people regard humanity as so consummately superior to all other forms of life that ecological processes do not apply to them. This radical separation of human beings from all other forms of life encourages environmental devastation and an insoluble loneliness among humankind. According to this humanist superiority complex, nature has instrumental or use value only, not intrinsic value.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST