the Anthropocene, a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment
a term used to describe the current geological period, starting from the 18th century when human activities began to impact global climate and ecosystems
Earth has entered the Anthropocene.
2000 by chemist Paul Crutzen; Gk anthropos ‘human’ and kainos ‘recent’
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 […]
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. adjective regarding man as the most important and central factor in the universe adj. “regarding man as the center,” 1855, […]
the state or quality of being . an interpretation of the universe.
an theory or view. n. 1897; see anthropocentric + -ism.
the or development of the human race, especially as a subject of scientific study. Historical Examples Such is the native physiography and anthropogenesis of the land of the Oregon. The Columbia River William Denison Lyman noun the study of the origins of man anthropogenesis (ān’thrə-pə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) The scientific study of the origin and development of humans.