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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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While critical of his anthropocentrism, virtual ignoring of other creaturely beings, and attitudes toward women, D.
Clearly, the Bible has no place for a tyrannical anthropocentrism unconcerned for other creatures.
Just as the recognition of the patriarchal premises in biblical texts led to feminist hermeneutics, and recognition of the tendency to support domination according to race, class, culture, and education led to post-colonial interpretation, so recognition of the anthropocentrism that has dominated Christianity and biblical interpretation has fostered the emergence of ecological hermeneutics.
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).
The third dimension referred to anthropocentrism which indicated human dominated his surround environment and other creatures have been created to serve human.
An extract from the gallery blurb on the exhibition "African Scenery & Animals" reveals a romantic tone strongly indicative of anthropocentrism, and some anthropomorphism attending these images.
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.
Nietzsche and Hemingway each focus on the problem of language to articulate the truth of existence and to address the struggle to perceive the external world beyond a referential anthropocentrism.
According to Potts, Heaney's poetry exemplifies the move away from anthropocentrism which an ecologically sound 'post-pastoral' calls for.
To think, or represent, in this mode," argues Soper, "is to observe and respect the distance between ourselves and other animals," to minimize anthropocentrism by disabling "straightforward analysis" (306).
Christian Message is a great plea to replace the anthropocentrism then ruling Christian theology and Christian missions and to enthrone theocentrism and christocentrism.
He (Otto) also discusses ecofeminism as an ecological spirituality while also criticising the role of anthropocentrism and also advocating for the freeing of politics that reject deep ecological principles.