Anthrochauvinism may be used synonymously or in reference to a more specific variety, which exclusively elevates humans and/or immediately-related species such as trans/post-humans and great apes.
History and usage of terminology
Origin and popularization
Dietary and consumption practices
In science fiction and fantasy settings, it is often used as a stand-in for more widely recognized forms of discrimination, such as racism.
Relevance to Transhumanism
Most forms of transhumanism oppose speciesism as concerned with speciated human descendents and revived and/or uplifted nonhumans, as well as environmentalism, and this is reflected in transhumanist projects and publications, such as the Transhumanist FAQ and IEET Rights of Nonhuman Persons program.
- Hedonistic Imperative
- Sentient rights
- Transhumanist FAQ
- TV Tropes Wiki: Fantastic Racism
- The Hedonistic Imperative, Chapter 1, David Pearce (2005)
- Objections to bioethical abolitionism from a non-hedonistic perspective, Anonymous