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Anthropocentrism, Artificial Intelligence, and Moral Network Theory: An Ecofeminist Perspective

Victoria Davion

Environmental Values 11(2002): 163-176. doi: 10.3197/096327102129341037

This paper critiques a conception of intelligence central in AI, and a related concept of reason central in moral philosophy, from an ecological feminist perspective. I argue that ecofeminist critique of human/nature dualisms offers insight into the durability of both problematic conceptions, and into the direction of research programmes. I conclude by arguing for the importance of keeping political analysis in the forefront of science and environmental ethics.

KEYWORDS: Ecofeminism, artificial intelligence, intelligence, moral theory

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