Antinaturalism (politics)

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As a political movement in France, antinaturalism is closely linked to the animal welfare movement; some antinaturalists posit that any reference to Natural law, such as the reintroduction of wolf predators into a forest to curb deer overpopulation, is a form of speciesism, and encourage veganism in human beings as well as in predator animals, as a way of showing equal respect to the lives of prey as to the lives of predators.[citation needed]


Some French antinaturalists defend the inherent and absolute moral permissibility of abortion, body modification, divorce, contraception, sex reassignment surgery, and other means by which they believe human beings can assume control of their own bodies and their own environments (see also transhumanism). Antinaturalism stands in contrast to some radical environmentalist movements, which state that Nature itself is sacred, and should be preserved for its own sake; antinaturalism posits that all human acts are natural, and that ecological preservation is important inasmuch as it is necessary for the well-being of sentient life, not because of some inherently sacred attribute of Nature as a whole.[citation needed]

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  • "Critique de l'antinaturalisme. Études sur Foucault, Butler, Habermas" ("Critique of Antinaturalism. Studies on Foucault, Butler, Habermas") by Stéphane Haber, France University Press, 2006 (1, 2)