anthropocentric


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anthropocentric

[¦an·thrə‚pō¦sen·trik]
(psychology)
Regarding humankind as the most important factor in the universe.
Evaluating all occurrences solely by human values.

anthropocentric

viewing humankind as of central importance within the universe.
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Before discussing Wright's and Lee's novels, I briefly consider the prevalence of realist conventions in climate change fiction, exploring further, among other things, Clark's insistence on a critical awareness of the novel's anthropocentric tendencies.
Final PART 3--Ecologies and Hybridizations--frames the discourse on human and nonhuman animals and on anthropocentric humanism within concerns about the future of the Earth.
While an anthropocentric virtue ethics such as Svoboda's succeeds in doing a lot of work, it can only complement non-anthropocentric ethics but cannot replace them.
Today, most people in the United States, including all but the most doctrinaire economists, share the view that there are limits to a strictly anthropocentric framing.
The counterintuitive nature of gravity as a communication vector does not diminish its viability, and is an example of anthropocentric bias in conceptualizing the scale of complex systems.
(3, p3) To date, law and ethics have been anthropocentric, that is, humans have considered themselves owners of land and have determined the use of land and its resources from an exclusively human perspective.
The biblical text of Genesis 1:28, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it," has been interpreted to strengthen this androcentric and anthropocentric view.
In addition, the great participation demonstrates the internal unity between the hotel and the employees regarding the anthropocentric philosophy that Creta Maris advocates.
Daniel Naude's exhibition of photographic artworks, "African Scenery & Animals", is discussed in this article, to consider the ways in which images of animal beings are mostly received as figurative vehicles for anthropocentric narratives.
I have always believed that the true predecessors and inspirations for Solzhenitsyn include Christian thinkers such as Soloviev, Bulgakov, and Il'in who, like Solzhenitsyn, drew on the best of the Western intellectual tradition while firmly rejecting those scientistic, atheistic, and subjectivist currents that identified human progress with the triumph of "anthropocentric humanism."
Primarily set in this virtual world of the massive multiplayer online game called "OASIS - the Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation" - the story describes a future where the energy crisis has peaked, the Great Recession never ended, and the world of 2044 is a grim place to be.
This essay explores the relationship between humans and nature in Ernest Hemingway's "Big Two-Hearted River" and Friedrich Nietzsche's "On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense." The author argues that Hemingway's text demonstrates the tensions between anthropocentric and ecocentric worldviews through depictions of nature that reflect and rebuff human desire.