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Anthropocentricity or Egocentricity

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Ecology, Featured | 15 comments

Anthropocentricity or Egocentricity

The prevailing world view, probably shared by all cultures, is an Anthropocentric (1) one. This stance has found it’s first expression in the Bible, Genesis 1:28 (2). Whether our ideology stems from the religion, which put the idea in our heads, or whether our human Ego centrism (3) found it’s way into the scriptures is moot. It resembles the question about the egg and the chicken. No one can answer it. Fact is, that some Anthropocentric believe, that the world, and even the...

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