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anthropomorphic

Having the characteristics of a human being. For example, an anthropomorphic robot has a head, arms and legs.
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Both Berger and Agamben displace traditional anthropomorphism by thinking of the human as that which anthropomorphically separates itself from the animal.
The mice that do best, it seems, are the ones who are content to remain in the animal realm, eating peas in the country, not the ones who get above themselves by entering the human realms anthropomorphically as well as geographically.
De Waal argued that it is as great an error to deny human-like mentation in cases where its assumption is justified as to apply mental concepts anthropomorphically where they are not warranted.
Artists at DreamWorks Animation have followed suit and stuck to anthropomorphically lucrative heroes like Shrek, and Oscar from ``Shark Tale.
But perhaps these anxieties and fascinations are more our own, as we read Victorian poetry anthropomorphically in order to hold on to an idea of the human, at a time when humanities seem increasingly in question.
His characterizations of the individuals within a society might be anthropomorphically ascribed to sheep and wolves, with the wolves lined up on a spectrum of power lust or madness, from a category of good to bad.
The God of the Hebrew Bible, as opposed say to Aristotle's unmoved mover or the Greek philosophy-inspired medieval tradition, was always anthropomorphically characterized.
It is only natural then that we perceive the universe anthropomorphically.
Drawing on the work of Stewart Guthrie, who synthesizes various disparate theories of anthropomorphism (drawn from such thinkers as Nietzsche, Freud, Levi-Strauss, Piaget, Hume, Robin Horton, and Ernst Gombrich), Cassuto holds that humans are driven to see the world anthropomorphically, and specifically "to see human faces in the world.
All three myths (or versions of one myth, if we may be theoretically presumptuous) distinctly address natural cycles as opposed to human culture -- yet they do so anthropomorphically.
The pull of problems is so strong that they are often depicted anthropomorphically, with researchers following them wherever they may "lead.
A major transgression of this stricture is using words anthropomorphically, i.