anthropocentrism
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌæn.θɹə.poʊˈsɛn.tɹɪz.m/
Noun

anthropocentrism

  1. A viewpoint or theory that places human beings at the center of something, giving preference to human beings above all other considerations.
    Synonyms: homocentricism, humanocentrism
    • 2005, Val Plumwood, Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason, Routledge (ISBN 9781134682959), page 123:
      Is challenging anthropocentrism irrelevant and unhelpful? The arguments against human—centredness I have advanced in the previous chapter include a strongly prudential one for the human species — that anthropocentrism leads to […]
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