- regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe.
- assuming human beings to be the final aim and end of the universe.
- viewing and interpreting everything in terms of human experience and values.
Origin of anthropocentric
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Examples from the Web for anthropocentric
If pragmatism is not egocentric, it is at least anthropocentric.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy
W. T. Stace
It shows how desperate, at heart, is the folly of an egotistic or anthropocentric philosophy.Three Philosophical Poets
Anthropocentric ideas of the beginning and end of the world.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)
John William Draper
That Mr. Fiske is merely reviving gross anthropocentric views he himself admits.
But what may be called the anthropocentric view of wildflowers is now happily becoming obsolete.The Call of the Wildflower
Henry S. Salt
- regarding man as the most important and central factor in the universe
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Word Origin and History for anthropocentric
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- Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.
- Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.
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