has been one of the main critiques of the Judeo-Christian tradition since the publication of Lynn White Jr's famous article blaming Christianity for the domination of human beings over nature.
Therein lies Land's solution to overcoming Kantian anthropocentrism
: transfigure death into the transcendental condition by which we judge every philosophy's claim to grasp the real as valid only to the extent that it acknowledges the death of itself as an organon of the conceptual: 'death is the impersonal subject of critique, and not an accursed value in the service of a condemnation'.
Scholar-activist educators must address anthropocentrism
if they are serious about overcoming social inequalities in both localized and international contexts.
Hypothesis 8a: As anthropocentrism
increases, consumers' attitude toward green advertising will improve.
From a posthumanist/materialist standpoint, I am curious to explore (and seek to resolve) an apparent contradiction concerning anthropocentrism
in the literatures of outdoor and environmental education research (see also A.
Her theopoiesis goes "beyond christocentrism, androcentrism, anthropocentrism
." It is ever "opening into and never beyond a cosmos"; in other words, "the Incarnation becomes an intercarnation" (308).
It also issues an even stronger call for "ecological conversion." Francis' litany of "sins" against the environment includes "excessive anthropocentrism
" at the expense of nature, deforestation and wetland destruction for the purpose of agricultural cultivation, and human-caused global warming from greedy fossil-fuel consumption.
* And finally, the driving forces and associated confusions of modernism, postmodernism, social constructivism, anthropocentrism
, Cornucopianism, mechanistic materialism, neoliberalism and market forces.
Christianity's basic problem is its ingrained anthropocentrism
, which means, to be entirely focused on humankind and its needs and aspirations, to the exclusion of all other species and priorities.
It was basically a way of trying to cut across this border of anthropocentrism
, where everything is seen as a resource and there for humankind.
Documentary films are the focus of several chapters, including James Leo Cahill's exploration of the distinctions between anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism
in the films of Jean Painleve and Genevieve Hamon and David Ingram's rhetorical analysis of An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Gugenheim, 2006).
One way to revise our ecological conceptions and abolish anthropocentrism
, therefore, is to study myths in order to shed light on the mind and context of their creators and believers, their representation of natural phenomena, as well as their continuous impact on future generations through their resonances in various cultural produce: "myths are necessary imaginings, exemplary stories which help our species to make sense of its place in the world.