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Monday, 18 January 2010 23:43

Anthropocentrism - Word Of The Day

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  1. Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.

  2. Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.

"Anthropocentrism." The American Heritage? Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 18 Jan. 2010. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Anthropocentrism>.

This concept is sometimes known as humanocentrism or human supremacy. It is especially strong in certain religious cultures, such as the common Protestant Christian translation of Genesis 1:26, which is taken to state that God gave man dominion over all other earthly creatures. The current Latin Vulgate, the official Bible of the Catholic Christian church, as well as St. Jerome's original, lack this anthropocentric nature, instead saying that God holds man responsible for the care and fate of all earthly creatures. (Wikipedia)

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