Further to the anthropocentrism
inherent in the imagined physiological construction of the unicorn, the symbolism of the unicorn is also tacitly anthropocentric.
This attitude is the antithesis of anthropocentrism
which views nature only in terms of its instrumental value for human beings.
The text displays the complexity of the relationship between experience and language by showing the interplay of the perceptual contradictions between subject and object in the external world, thus drawing attention to the assumed anthropocentrism
Potts identifies in Longley's 2004 collection, Snow Water, a move away from anthropocentrism
and into the realm of the post-pastoral.
I acknowledge here that anthropocentrism
, and its antonym, eco-centrism, exist on a complex continuum rather than as a dichotomy.
As a scholar of communications and its relation to history and geography, I would offer that the anthropocentrism
that places humans at the center of the world begins with an understanding of the ways that communication is already an artifice--from the most simple spoken words learned as infants to the myriad forms of reading and writing tied to our sophisticated electronic technologies.
The biggest challenge to Sharp's interpretation and deployment of Spinoza is the latter's anthropocentrism
These include the movement from anthropocentrism
(now judged as inadequate) to biocentrism to theocentrism, the move from androcentrism to eco-feminism, the use of cosmic models such as the world as God's body (Sallie McFague) and Gaia (James Lovelock), recognition of the cosmic evolution of the planet from a "steady state" to flux (Thomas Berry, Heather Eaton), the shift from creation theology (Moltmann) to a new hermeneutics (Ernst Conradie, Denis Edwards), from environmental ethics to creaturely ethics, and the movement from political advocacy to public theology.
2)On Spinoza's anti-anthropocentrism
, see Herman De Dijn, "Knowledge, Anthropocentrism
and Salvation" in Spinoza, ed.
And yet, the movement from "has a name" to "is named" to "anonymous" implies a refusal of "everything underfoot" to accord to such anthropocentrism
Yet the modes anthropomorphism they seem to evoke reveal something stranger than merely anthropocentrism
This provides a foundation for making decisions that affect both humans and other animals (as well as non-sentient entities) and can help Buddhists steer a middle way between a staunch anthropocentrism
that would take only human interests into account and a radical biocentrism that would see all animals, including humans, as equal.
Fore demonstrates with brio that the so-called "return to order" was not at all a rewinding of the clock, nor a simple return to the classical humanism and anthropocentrism
that had been programmatically eschewed by the radical experimentations of the historical avant-gardes (abstraction, readymade, sound poetry, plotless films and theatrical productions, montage, etc).
There were four basic schools of thought in ancient Greece regarding human-animal relationships: animism, mechanism, vitalism, and anthropocentrism
London: Vintage, 1976) seems to be an attack on anthropocentrism