anthropocentrism

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an·thro·po·cen·tric

 (ăn′thrə-pə-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
1. Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.
2. Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.

an′thro·po·cen′tri·cal·ly adv.
an′thro·po·cen·tric′i·ty (-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
an′thro·po·cen′trism n.
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Noun1.anthropocentrism - an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values
partisanship, partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
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The counterintuitive nature of gravity as a communication vector does not diminish its viability, and is an example of anthropocentric bias in conceptualizing the scale of complex systems.
The anthropocentric bias is often not analyzed in discussion of environmental education (Kopnina, 2012).
Levinas's "nonresponse" to the question of whether the animal, and specifically the snake, has a face is "all too human," betraying the same anthropocentric bias that has permeated European philosophical discourse from Descartes to Kant to Heidegger (108-9).
There remains nonetheless in this imagining an anthropocentric bias toward individual survival, however microscopic.