anthropocentrism anthropocentrism


  • (n) an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values


  • Of course, this anthropocentrism runs against the grain of a contemporary environmentalism that indulges in earth worship to the point of idolatry.


  • As Davies writes, "speculation about SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is bedevilled by the trap of anthropocentrism - a tendency to use 21st-century human civilisation as a model for what an extraterrestrial civilization would be...
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Paul Davies Source: Daily News & Analysis

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