The attitude that human beings are the central element in the universe. Also see androcentrism, Afrocentrism, ethnic, ethnocentrism, Eurocentrism, iconocentric, and xenophobia.

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  • Anthropocentrism — (from Greek: άνθρωπος, anthropos , human being ; and κέντρον, kentron , center ): Anthropos (the term, like “human”, refers to both men and women) meaning humans must be considered at the center of, and above any other aspect of reality Fact|date …   Wikipedia

  • anthropocentrism — n. 1. 1 an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values. Syn: anthropocentricity. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthropocentrism — (n.) 1897; see ANTHROPOCENTRIC (Cf. anthropocentric) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anthropocentrism — noun see anthropocentric …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anthropocentrism — /an threuh poh sen triz euhm/, n. an anthropocentric theory or view. [1905 10; ANTHROPOCENTR(IC) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthropocentrism — noun ˌæn.θrə.poʊˈsɛn.trɪz.m A viewpoint or theory that places human beings at the center of something, giving preference to human beings above all other considerations …   Wiktionary

  • anthropocentrism — anthropocentric …   Philosophy dictionary

  • ANTHROPOCENTRISM —    traditional HUMANISM has followed PROTAGORAS in proclaiming man is the measure of all things. Recently the trendy view that such an outlook is wrong because it is anthropocentric has been expressed by some people in the ecology movement …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • anthropocentrism — n. view of man as the central element or purpose of the universe; view of reality solely in terms of human experience …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Anthropocentrism — also called Homocentrism, is the practice, conscious or otherwise, of regarding the existence and/or concerns of human beings as the central fact of the universe. This is similar, but not identical, to the practice of relating all that happens in …   Mini philosophy glossary

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