Anthropocentric



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.
Historical Examples

After the geocentric illusion had been destroyed, the anthropocentric illusion still remained.
The Positive School of Criminology Enrico Ferri

If pragmatism is not egocentric, it is at least anthropocentric.
A Critical History of Greek Philosophy W. T. Stace

But what may be called the anthropocentric view of wildflowers is now happily becoming obsolete.
The Call of the Wildflower Henry S. Salt

anthropocentric ideas of the beginning and end of the world.
History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2) John William Draper

His aim is nothing less than the firm establishment of what may perhaps be described as a Ptolemaic, anthropocentric metaphysics.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

That Mr. Fiske is merely reviving gross anthropocentric views he himself admits.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, February 1900 Various

It shows how desperate, at heart, is the folly of an egotistic or anthropocentric philosophy.
Three Philosophical Poets George Santayana

The radical error in Jewish, and Christian thinking is that it is anthropocentric.
The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire T. R. Glover

The degeneration theory has exploded as entirely as the geocentric and anthropocentric theories have vanished.
A Manual of the Historical Development of Art G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi

The nature that is known is on that very account phenomenal, anthropocentric—created by its cognitive conditions.
The Approach to Philosophy Ralph Barton Perry

adjective
regarding man as the most important and central factor in the universe
adj.

“regarding man as the center,” 1855, from anthropo- + -centric. Related: Anthropocentrically.

anthropocentric an·thro·po·cen·tric (ān’thrə-pə-sěn’trĭk)
adj.

Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.

Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.

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