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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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Saville's wide-ranging analysis of the categories of "species" and "soul" in "Anthropocentrism and the Soul of Hopkins's Ecopoetics." Surveying poems, Oxford essays from the mid-1860s, and sermons from the late 1870s, Saville demonstrates how Hopkins consistently advocates the "change in consciousness" necessary if "anthropocentrism" and its damages (environmental degradation, ruinous climate change, species' extinction) are to be reversed.
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