Problem

Anthropocentrism

Other Names:
Homocentrism
Anthropocentric educational liberalism
Anthropomorphization of reality
Nature:

Anthropocentrism is the world view which sees human beings as being at the centre of all creation. It requires that the world be viewed from the perspective of humans; that is, it is to be valued, understood and utilized in terms of human needs. This includes not only the apparent inability of individuals to identify empathetically with other species and life-forms, namely to transcend human self-identification. This in itself seems to condone and encourage a reckless exploitative attitude. But humans also tend to assume, with both religious and scientific rationalizations, that the human species is naturally superior to other species and life-forms, and therefore has the right to dominate, control and use them for its own purposes as it sees fit.

Background:

Like all animals, humans naturally perceive the world around them in terms analogous to how they perceive themselves. The world is "morphized", personified and personalized. It is given a body, as are all of its diverse expressions. They are provided with forms that humans can relate to and communicate with. In this way humans anthropomorphize the world.

Related Problems:
Androcentrism
Subject(s):
Education Education
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality Education
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
21.12.2017 – 17:32 CET