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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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It presents yet another manifestation of that radical anthropocentrism, the chief enemy of sincere religion, that tempts believers to bring the language of transcendence down to the level of a purely human choice.
For example, anthropologists, wary of committing anthropocentrism, and biologists, focused on deterministic explanations of their animal "subjects," both reinforce the view that humans and animals are more different than alike.
Initially this paper discusses the terms anthropocentrism and ecocentrism and provides an overview of ecological feminism (ecofeminisms).
What ties together environmental policies such as these is their thoroughgoing anthropocentrism - human interests, satisfaction, goods, and happiness are the central goals of public policy and human action.
These authors confront the human-centred bias premised in most feminist theory, with evidence that exposes that anthropocentrism is fuelled by misogyny.
In the preface the authors announce they will donate one third of their royalties to two major conservation organizations, and they end the last chapter with a thoughtful essay by Eric Katz on why our traditional values of anthropocentrism, individualism, and dominance over nature fail to serve us well at the end of the twentieth century: they are based on unrealistic expectations in our relationship with the physical world.
Deep ecology is chiefly against anthropocentrism and in favor of "biocentrism," "ecocentrism," or "biospherical egalitarianism," and therefore thinks little of individual lives, whether human or non-human.
Although these political poets move beyond the "radical interiorization" (Culler 146) that Culler and Jacobus find in the self-dramatizing romantic poet, they do not avoid anthropocentrism entirely.
Among the concepts they discuss are anthropocentrism, deep ecology, sacrifice, and meditation and prayer.
Thomas Berry was renowned for his staunch resistance to the traditional stewardship paradigm, the cosmology of which generated a strong anthropocentrism and an accompanying ethic that Berry was convinced was bringing ruin to planet Earth and ushering in an age of death and destruction.
Nature, virtue theory, meaning, anthropocentrism, aesthetics
He shows teachers at any grade level and from any background how to create more meaningful, truthful, and equitable educational experiences that revitalize nature-base systems thinking, encourage appreciation for diversity and multiple interpretations of reality, develop character and emotional intelligence, stimulate self-reflection, question anthropocentrism, move away from authoritative status quo paradigms and into experiential-becoming ones, embrace the mysterious and the spirit in all, encourage respect for and survival of all life, and contribute to the public good.