anthropocentric anthropocentric  /ˌænθrə pə ˈsɛn trɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) human-centered

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But anthropocentric arguments legitimatize the notion that species must justify their right to exist by proving their utility to man.
  2. For many, General Smuts's scientific philosophy is comfortingly anthropocentric.
  3. Most of the criteria put forward in the past are anthropocentric.

News

  • Have People Really Killed Pests Too Rarely? (Op-Ed)

    Marc Bekoff, emeritus professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is one of the world's pioneering cognitive ethologists, a Guggenheim Fellow, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Recently, my email inbox overflowed with messages about an anthropocentrically driven ...
    on December 13, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We live in a very anthropocentric society; everything exists in relation to us," LaDuke said.
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Winona LaDuke Source: SMC Collegian

  2. Stuart says nothing about such developments; instead he winds up with a rather cursory two-page summary in which he criticizes "the old anthropocentric speciesism which attributes moral worth to entities according to how similar they are to...
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: Tristram Stuart Source: AlterNet

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