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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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The anthropocentricity of the Kildin Saami linguistic material can also be seen in the emphasis placed on certain characteristics of geographic environmental features such as 'height' (large/small; higher than/lower than) and 'vegetation' (with vegetation/without vegetation), as well as in the existence of metaphorical terms that are characteristic of the Kildin Saami language.
As for Nails's own observation, anthropocentricity is an integral part of her opposition to the tendency to identify the unhypothetical first principle of the all with the Form of the good.
at 977-83 (arguing that the problem of harm to the environment requires rethinking the anthropocentricity of standing analysis); Cass R.
(40) Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone eloquently describes what can be termed transcendent anthropocentricity:
To no one's surprise, Rorty responded by maintaining that he finds "nothing wrong with self-glorifying anthropocentricity and no need to posit something call 'the World' as an opposite pole to the creative imagination" because, Rorty argues, "all our descriptions of the world are phrased in terms that our imagination has suggested to ourselves or to our ancestors.
Uses a post-9/11 context for a survey of textual examples of "anthropocentricity" as "the tragedy of the contemporary West." Against this critical backdrop, the essay reads "May-Pole of Merry Mount" as an allegory of extreme ideological perspectives competing for an empire.
Hopkins never explicitly argues against the anthropocentricity of Loyola's text, and his emphasis here is on human rather than non-human nature; nevertheless, his examination of human self-being has radical implications for non-human entities, particularly where he breaks down human selfhood into the "throng and stack of being" ("Principium," p.
Through a certain anthropocentricity of interests we are likely to choose an organism that is as similar to man as is consistent with experimental convenience and control.
It also helps us recognize the anthropocentricity, objectivity, and relativity of value judgments.
Sir, - Mr Peter Johnson's example (pi) in his argument (Post, Sep 18) is itself fallacious and an example of anthropocentricity.