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anthropocentric

 [an″thro-po-sen´trik]
with a human bias; considering humans the center of the universe.

an·thro·po·cen·tric

(an'thrō-pō-sen'trik),
1. Assessing the universe from the perspective of humans, their values, their experiences.
2. Assuming humans at center of reason for the universe.
[anthropo- + G. kentron, center]

anthropocentric

/an·thro·po·cen·tric/ (an″thro-po-sen´trik) with a human bias; considering humans the center of the universe.

an·thro·po·cen·tric

(an'thrŏ-pō-sen'trik)
With a human bias, under the assumption that humankind is the central fact of the universe.
[anthropo- + G. kentron, center]

anthropocentric

with a human bias; considering humans to be the center of the universe.
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Hence I posit that the instrumental value allotted to nature in these myths also emphasizes their prevalent anthropocentrism.
Even though this stance may not constitute a form of detrimental anthropocentrism, we must address another problem: individualism.
These include an understanding of the biblical creation account and the problem of anthropocentrism.
The author at times uncritically perpetuates the age-old perceived dichotomy between medieval theocentrism (Dante) and pre-humanist anthropocentrism (Petrarca, Boccaccio), but this over-generalization is amply remedied by the book's didactic value.
Beyond anthropocentrism, human judgment has been shown to be profoundly biased in the direction of an illusion of superiority were people view themselves overly positively in a way that can distort reality and bias decision-making (Messick and Bazerman, 1996, Johansson-Stenman and Martinsson, 2006) and (Taylor, 1989).
As readers, we can understand and appreciate Poe's anthropocentrism by re-evaluating his fiction with respect to his essential ideas of the human being, both as a social animal and a cultural trope.
How coherent is it with the existing known ethics of the environment: enlightened (weak) anthropocentrism, animal liberation/rights theory, biocentrism and ecocentrism (which include the land ethic, deep ecology and the theory of nature's value)?
In her lecture she said that it is evident that global problems of the modern world are of an ideological character and their solution is beyond the limits of the beliefs of anthropocentrism, anthropomorphism and anthrop mechanism.
In the example above, specific metaphors used to describe indigenous peoples were founded upon a discourse of anthropocentrism (the notion that humans are superior to all other forms of life), which winds around assertions of Eurocentric and ethnocentric constructions of race.
It was the anthropocentrism of monotheistic religions that split man and environment.
Such criticisms of aggressive anthropocentrism and technological dominance have become a mainstay of contemporary preservationist thought.
My own view about the role of religion in moral philosophy is not relevant to this issue, but I can't resist pointing out how the search for status-conferring properties blinds the critics of speciesism to the real source of Christianity's moral anthropocentrism.