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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

anthropocentric

viewing humankind as of central importance within the universe.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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The problem with Berger's account of the human-animal relation is not just that it anthropocentrically treats the human as thinkable in isolation from the rest of the animal kingdom but also that it anthropomorphizes agency.
"As stated by the head of the UCY council, Harris Charalambous, as well as the Rector, Professor Constantinos Christofides, the institution has proved it operates anthropocentrically," said UCY.
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(Filmed while dressed anthropocentrically in a nice smock, one may note.) But that was all: proof, apparently, that chimps could not manage speech or language.
I argue that in this text, such scenes dramatize the insufficiency and the weakness of language, which is not all it is sometimes anthropocentrically assumed to be.
Anderson also ignores Poe's vast critical work, his poetry and his unfinished play, "Politian." Instead, a familiar deck of stories, "William Wilson," "The House of Usher," "Mesmeric Revelations" is reshuffled into new configurations that often tell familiar tales: Poe's lofty philosophical interests, his artistic genius, his maddeningly dull ("anthropocentrically parochial") contemporaries.
Should we define a healthy environment biologically by evaluating the vigor of the organisms in the entire ecosystem or anthropocentrically by human life-expectancy, or by something else?
But if he intends that humans treat nonhuman as ends in themselves he will struggle to avoid the charge of merely charitably (that is, anthropomorphically and anthropocentrically) dispensing human morality, re-inscribing rather than challenging the human/nonhuman boundary.
The concept of personhood has never functioned anthropocentrically. The Catholic intellectual tradition has, since the time of Tertullian in the third century, been committed to the existence of nonhuman persons, both divine (three of them) and angelic.
(3) As regards non-European cultures human rights have a problematic basis, deal with anthropocentrically oriented concepts and, from the standpoint of political strategy, display a praxis that is arguable according to cases, since they defend norms that have been transposed and imposed, promoted by a moralistic West setting itself up as the judge of the universe at the expense of local values, traditions and rules.
In this situation, removed from the fear and loathing of monstrous animality, Gulliver is not slow to recognize super-equine characteristics such as language, intelligent gestures, curiosity, and empirical investigations, but anthropocentrically misinterprets them, concluding: 'they (the horses) must needs be Magicians, who had thus metamorphosed themselves upon some design' (IV.