anthropocentric


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.

anthropocentric

(ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɛntrɪk)
adj
regarding man as the most important and central factor in the universe
ˌanthropoˈcentrism n

an•thro•po•cen•tric

(ˌæn θrə poʊˈsɛn trɪk)

adj.
1. regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe.
2. assuming human beings to be the final aim and end of the universe.
3. viewing and interpreting everything in terms of human experience and values.
[1860–65]
an`thro•po•cen′tri•cal•ly, adv.
an`thro•po•cen′trism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anthropocentric - human-centered; "our anthropocentric view of the world"
Translations

anthropocentric

[ˌænθrəʊʊˈsentrɪk] ADJantropocéntrico

anthropocentric

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
While one may critique this concept of stewardship as anthropocentric, it is rather progressive, considering this was written 500 years ago.
Among their topics are posthuman from the beginning: how animal stories for children shape the anthropocentric worldview, from a dog's eye view: negotiating anthropomorphism and anamorphosis in Eva Hornung's Dog Boy (2009) and John Berger's King: A Street Story (1999), and critical posthumanism and cloning in Kauo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and Caryl Churchill's A Number.
The puzzle is explained by the functional imperatives of anthropocentric sovereignty, which cannot decide a UFO exception to anthropocentrism while preserving the ability to make such a decision.
It is no longer an irrevocable change or revelation initiated by the gods or God, but rather a shift, an ending, a new order (or lack thereof) that is caused by humans without even a thought of God, that is, a Secular and therefore anthropocentric apocalypse.
It is characterized by superficiality, aimed at being entertaining, is usually short in length, often little distinguishable from a self-help talk combined with the power of positive thinking, and predominantly anthropocentric. However, holding up Spurgeon's sermons-even as they are here in outline--we find them to be christocentric and theocentric, inspired by the Spirit, biblically rooted, gospel-proclaiming, nurturing of discipleship, and contextually applied, and in this regard, we have once again ample cause to be grateful to Christian George for the fruit of his diligent and patient scholarship.
By stressing resilience theory, the authors hope to chart a middle course between the overconfidence of an anthropocentric worldview and the despair of an apocalyptic one.
With a fine selection of articles, the dossier covers topics ranging from criticism to the anthropocentric view of the world, bringing the decolonial perspective of criticism to political and civilizational hierarchies, presenting ways for a renewed debate on animal rights and political philosophy, involving questions about the ontology of legal-political subjects and its reflections on the understanding of a fairer and egalitarian community, as presented by the invited editors.
Employing an anthropocentric approach, The human_era night over the next two years aims to celebrate our cultural heritage (2018, On the occasion of the european year of cultural heritage) and life sciences (2019) as two different mirrors reflecting the same image, Human evolution.
Yet, that increasingly popular cultural response to the Anthropocene--climate change fiction--has so far tended to adhere to firmly anthropocentric conventions.
The gaze is a means that reminds them of Darwinian theory and of the fact that we are linked to animals, thus dismantling the anthropocentric human/nonhuman dichotomy.
(These works are purely anthropocentric.) The arranged props evoke a Hans Bellmer work gone butch--we see dismembered doll parts, gloves, and spindly-legged ladders, but also hard hats, hammers, and headlights.
Creatively bringing together constitutional, political, and aesthetic theory, Professor Douglas argues that museums and constitutions invite visitors to identify with a prescribed set of political constituencies based on national, ethnic, or anthropocentric premises.