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anthropocentric

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.
  • adj. Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Placing humans at the center of something, giving preference to humans above all other considerations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Assuming man as the center or ultimate end; -- applied to theories of the universe or of any part of it, as the solar system.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Regarding man as the central fact of creation; assuming man to be the final aim and end of creation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. human-centered

Etymologies

anthropo- + -centric (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For decades, the consensus was that as children begin reasoning about the biological world, they adopt only one -- markedly "anthropocentric" -- vantage point, favoring humans over non-human animals when it comes to learning about properties of animals.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Up to now the environmental ethics has been only anthropocentric, that is to say an economics ethics that ignores man's responsibility for nature.

    Ohmynews International

  • Many traditional western ethical perspectives, however, are anthropocentric or human-centered in that either they assign intrinsic value to human beings alone (i.e., what we might call anthropocentric in a strong sense) or they assign a significantly greater amount of intrinsic value to human beings than to any nonhuman things such that the protection or promotion of human interests or well-being at the expense of nonhuman things turns out to be nearly always justified (i.e., what we might call anthropocentric in a weak sense).

    Environmental Ethics

  • Glad your wild bird encounter didn't turn all Hitchcock...which would be just a different kind of anthropocentric nature poem, I guess.

    The Mountain, Some Feathers, Strong Looking and Swoops

  • Rather than restoring wild nature, Southern Californians would do better to think of the natural world around them as a large and wonderful set of gardens -- many Central Parks on a much grander scale -- designed by human beings for human aesthetic and other "anthropocentric" purposes, including the tight limitation of fire risks.

    Man vs. Wild

  • Paul's doctrine is "anthropocentric", that it starts from his conception of man's inability to fulfill the law of God without the help of grace to such an extent that he is a slave of sin and must wage war against the flesh.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • For decades, the consensus was that as young children begin reasoning about the biological world, they adopt an "anthropocentric" stance, favoring humans over non-human animals when it comes to learning about properties of animals.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • They suggest that mainstream environmentalism shares a human-centred, "anthropocentric" stance towards the natural world.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • This sort of reality-show mockumentary interspersed with news footage of the attempted evictions (which see everything from an anthropocentric view, and get so much of the story wrong) is a sort of implicit criticism of the modern media age and how we humans handle themselves.

    WATCHING: District 9

  • We need to abandon the anthropocentric view that only big-brained animals such as ourselves, nonhuman great apes, elephants, and cetaceans dolphins and whales have sufficient mental capacities for complex forms of consciousness.

    Marc Bekoff: Animal Minds and the Foible of Human Exceptionalism

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