This article focus on Biotic Ethics, which is a branch of ethics that values not only species and biospheres, but life itself. It’s value more generally organic gene/protein life itself, the structures and processes shared by all the biota. Biotic Ethics defines life as a process whose outcome is the self-reproduction of complex molecular patterns. It is consequentialist, with principles that are consistent with environmental ethics, including Deep Ecology, biocentric ethics and aspects of anthropocentrism, that aim to protect existing species and ecosystems.
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