Definition of anthropocentric in English:

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Pronunciation: /anθrəpə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/


Regarding humankind as the central or most important element of existence, especially as opposed to God or animals: when we assess animal intelligence we tend to take a very anthropocentric view
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  • We can't afford to take an essentially anthropocentric, short-term view of the future.
  • From an anthropocentric view in which we see our species as the ultimate achievement of evolution, other species look somewhat ‘incomplete’.
  • This leads the Stoics to a very anthropocentric view of the world, in which grain, olives and vines are for us to consume, sheep for clothing us with their fleeces, oxen for pulling our ploughs and so forth.



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  • Viewed anthropocentrically, sustainable development is about improving the quality of human life while maintaining Earth's life supporting biogeophysical systems and ecological processes.
  • It is simply new, and evolution over time may show only if it is anthropocentrically positive or negative.
  • First, they anthropocentrically fail to account for species difference.


Pronunciation: /ˌanθrəpə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • Note how the need for relevance sends him back toward anthropocentrism again, toward engineered results, toward us.
  • Some minority traditions within Christianity might provide an antidote to the ‘arrogance’ of a mainstream tradition steeped in anthropocentrism.
  • Consistent evolutionary thinking, of course, cannot permit the notion that the whole of creation is focused around mankind, and seeks to portray such an attitude as arrogant anthropocentrism.

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