anthropocentrism

[ an-thruh-poh-sen-triz-uhm ]

noun
  1. the view that human beings are the central fact or the final aim and end of the universe.: Compare biocentrism (def. 2).

  2. the tendency to view and interpret everything in terms of human experience, making it the only operative consideration in determining the moral or ethical value of a course of action.: Compare biocentrism (def. 1).

Origin of anthropocentrism

1
First recorded in 1905–10; anthropocentr(ic) + -ism

Words Nearby anthropocentrism

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