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Consequently, the Gaia concept has provided a convenient common ground for anthropocentrists and ecocentrists to explore a common agenda.
It is this enlightened self-interest that both anthropocentrists and ecocentrists can claim as their own, even though they do not share the same value base.
In cases where such a demarcation is obvious, however, both anthropocentrists and ecocentrists would both strive for the same immediate objective, although their rationales would differ.
Somewhat like "the ecocentrists" whom Marx amusingly satirizes as "the Puritans of today's environmental movement," the essay likes to keep its categories clear and distinct.
An Exchange on Thoreau Buell, Lawrence 1999
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