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Originated 1905-1910, anthropocentric +‎ -ism.[1]

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  • IPA(key): /ˌæn.θɹə.poʊˈsɛn.tɹɪz.m/[1]

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anthropocentrism (countable and uncountable, plural anthropocentrisms)

  1. A viewpoint or theory that places human beings at the center of something, giving preference to human beings above all other considerations.
    Synonyms: homocentricism, humanocentrism
    • 2005, Val Plumwood, Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason, Routledge (→ISBN), page 123:
      Is challenging anthropocentrism irrelevant and unhelpful? The arguments against human—centredness I have advanced in the previous chapter include a strongly prudential one for the human species — that anthropocentrism leads to []

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  1. 1.0 1.1 anthropocentrism. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved February 28, 2007, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anthropocentrism