anthropomorphism

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  • noun

Synonyms for anthropomorphism

the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

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The Buddha was probably sporadically represented anthropomorphically at quite an early date (first century b.
That is to say, is Berger ultimately describing the situation of animals in modern human society (as he claims) or is he rather anthropomorphically describing the situation of modern humans by recourse to the animal?
These cats with attitude are anthropomorphically dressed in shorts, t-shirts and caps, but it is a little difficult to predict at which audience this book is pitched.
So thinking anthropomorphically we make the leap to assuming that a computer is capable of thinking or intelligence.
The term memra, equivalent to the Greek logos, is inserted in Deuteronomy, for example, close to fifty times to avoid depicting the Deity anthropomorphically, performing tasks like humans or having a body.
At the IQ Zoo, chickens danced to rock-and-roll music (see Figure 2) and told fortunes, raccoons played basketball, rabbits kissed and propelled fire trucks, rabbits and cats played the piano, ducks turned on jukeboxes and strummed guitars, and cockatoos solved math problems (or so it anthropomorphically seemed).
The bunker reminds the narrator of a turtle and is anthropomorphically named "Dora sieben" (436), a private reminiscence of sister Dorothea and a historical reference to the Nazi-concentration camp where long distance projectiles were manufactured.
As Auden pointed out in life, to speak from beyond is to speak, and if the shade of Auden is to be every bit as anthropomorphically intact as Odysseus's mother in The Odyssey, then why not let God--or God B (for Biology) in Merrill's theology--be as embodied as the rest?
The transcendence that is anthropomorphically attributed to sublime nature ("Rocks aspiring towards the heavens")--a typical trope of Romantic literature--is imaged as "shutting out sorrow," hence endowing the Romantic subject who is part of this "mighty whole" with immunity to the destructive power of Sensibility.
This intelligence, anthropomorphically projected, is awesome and sacred, inviting a romantic, sympathetic feeling for nature and its organisms as well as a reverence and respect for the sheer otherness of nature.
21) In his exhaustive study on the topic, MacCana has noted that according to early Irish belief, each king of Tara was espoused to the goddess Eriu, the divine mother conceived anthropomorphically, and that lesser kings were espoused to local goddesses.
We therefore saw animals solely in relation to humans and how they benefited humans, always interpreting their behaviour anthropomorphically.
The composition of the human figure--its organic complexity, harmonious proportions, and scale--plays out in different ways in different realms of humanist design, more vividly in painting and sculpture, more abstractly but still anthropomorphically in architectural composition, and more abstractly still in the design of traditional streetscapes and public squares, which typically provide a sense of enclosure and a bodily sense of welcome.
Even those images which, anthropomorphically, suggest God's antiquity, reveal him nonetheless in beauty and strength.