Managing sustainability: Poetry of motion

Matlievska, Margarita and Dzamtoska-Zdravkovska, Suzana and Denkova, Jadranka (2014) Managing sustainability: Poetry of motion. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 3 (11). pp. 2162-2174. ISSN 2186-8662

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Anthropocentrism and eco-centrism are the two complementary philosophies that are trying to offer an answer to the question “How can people continue their civilization on Earth without destroying both – the nature and themselves”? The crucial motivation for the study was to emphasize the necessity for a joint sustainability of nature-made and man-made systems, as five largest-in-population religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, teach. Through comparative discussions, the study argues that sustainable development is a very plausible paradigm for obtaining a balance between both systems, maintainable over time and space. Basically, the concept of sustainable development itself is founded on three main criteria – knowledge, morality and timeliness which enable it to be a negative entropy mechanism securing planet Earth’s survival. The objective of this Paper is to demonstrate that anthropocentrism and eco-centrism exhibit a certain degree of rigidity, one sidedness and (to an extent) inconsistency and to offer a possible alternative for survival and progress - the paradigm of sustainable development based on the unifying concept of the main religions. Keywords: Anthropocentrism; Eco-centrism; Religion; Negative Entropy; Survival

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Other humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Jadranka Denkova
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 13:42
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 13:42

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