Anthropocentric (Greek anthropos: human being) approaches can often be traced back to the Kantian tradition and Kant's ethics of autonomy. Due to their capacity to reason, human beings possess unconditional value: they are ends in themselves. Hence, every human being must respect his own value and that of other human beings, and has obligations to other human beings.

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Singer, P. (1979): Practical Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Singer, P. (1975): Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals. New York: HarperCollins.

Kant, I. (1996): The Metaphysics of Morals [1797]. Transl. by M. J. Gregor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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