Given the current ecological crisis caused by human industrial activity, what justifications can be made for prioritizing humans over other lifeforms and ecosystems, and adopting an anthropocentric systems of values w/r to the environment?
This question first came up in paper on the topic of the philosophy of the human person, but it seems that it has as much to do with environmental ethics and with theology and metaphysics as it does with questions of personhood and personal identity.
What concepts related to Philosophy of the Human Person are relevant to this question? The concept of Selfhood or personhood? Are dualism and theocentrism relevant as well?