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ho·mo·cen·tric

(hō'mō-sen'trik),
Having the same center; denoting rays that meet at a common focus. Compare: heterocentric (1).

homocentric

(hō″mō-sĕn′trĭk) [″ + kentron, center]
Having the same center.
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In all of the Amerindian texts, Le Clezio juxtaposes occidental homocentric intellectual paradigms to more realistic thought systems that emphasize cosmic interdependency, unity, and chaos.
Both terms may be too homocentric, that is, give inadequate attention to ethical obligations to life forms other than our own.
However, it is important to recall here that the homocentric value-orientation of Semitic religions was first formulated in Palestine as early as the 9th century, BC, but it was put into practice in Europe only after twenty-five centuries, when Western science emerged in the 17th century AD.
We might approach an inquiry into the nature of our commitments from the perspective of environmental philosophy, and attempt to resolve the dispute between ecocentric philosophies that argue for protecting the environment because of its inherent or intrinsic value and homocentric, welfarist philosophies that value only human well-being as expressed in the private preferences people have for various goods and services.
Chapter 7 examines, rather, the relation between the traveler's vision of nine concentric circles wheeling around a fixed point in Canto 28 and the homocentric Aristotelian universe.
It believes the whole Earth is in a period of transition from the homocentric industrial culture based on self-interest, survival of the fittest, and materialism, to an ecocentric Gaiain culture based on belonging, cooperation, community and mutual respect.
Broadly speaking, this historical shift is analogous to that between the notion of a homocentric universe which existed up to the Renaissance and the seventeenth-century concept of a scientific universe which gradually replaced it.
He contends that homocentric notions of the world are at variance with biocentric notions of the world.
Descartes' intention to "furnish scientific therapy against a foolishly homocentric appeal to purposive notions" (James Collins, Descartes' Philosophy of Nature [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971], 90), thus, is quite effectively contrasted with thinkers who did not engage in such misappeals, who not only distinguished and ordered methodologies differently but also found a defense of philosophical analyses of nature in many of the same Scholastic sources that Descartes had utilized.
Traditional Aboriginal Western Values Values and and Orientations Orientations individual, extended individual and family, and immediate family group concern concern small group size large group size cooperation competition holistic view homocentric view of nature of nature partnership with exploitation of nature nature renewable resource nonrenewable resource economy economy sharing by all private ownership of land and of land and resources resources sharing and saving and wealth distribution wealth accumulation focus on focus on the present the future nonmaterialistic materialistic orientation orientation time measurement time measurement in natural in small, arbitrary cycles, e.
Some, such as Robert Bellarmine, held for a fluid-heaven through which planets move "like fish in the sea"; others, such as Benedict Pereira, continued to defend Aristotle's universe of homocentric spheres; yet others, such as Christopher Grienberger, inclined at first toward Copernicus's heliocentrism.
He also has provided a low-rent home base to a children's theatre company, homocentric performance artist Patrick Burton, punk-rock vaudevillian Russ Taylor and several grassroots African-American performers.