The Anthropocene Problem as an Axiological Desequilibrium


  • Francisco Parra-Luna


Human Needs, values, indicators, organizations, axiological profiles


What does it mean that we have an anthropocene problem in the world?. It means that the value of “Conservation of Nature” or the “ecological problem”, is underperformed in relation with other goals of society. But the real problem is that an adequate conservation of nature depend of the rest of the universal human values that inevitable are associated with it. Which are these values?. According with a certain Reference Pattern of Universal Values (RPUV) are the following nine: Health, Wealth, Security, Knowledge, Freedom, Distributive Justice, Conservation of Nature; Quality of Activities, and Moral Prestige. Among these goals of society there is always a dialectical relationship where a better performance of the value “Conservation of Nature” may lead to a decrease of Freedom, Wealth and other values. That is why to imagine any kind of solution for the anthropocene problem can be only seen as related to the other values.



How to Cite

Parra-Luna, F. (2016). The Anthropocene Problem as an Axiological Desequilibrium. Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2015 Berlin, Germany, 1(1). Retrieved from