We the People: Anthropos – 10 Words

anthropology

science of the origins and social relationships of humans

Humor and comedy are huge and complex topics closely associated with epistemology, anthropology, sociology, medicine, and even philosophy.Time (Oct 5, 2015)
anthropomorphism

the representation of objects as having human form

If the science of animal behavior had an official curse word, it would be “ anthropomorphism.”Time (Jul 23, 2014)
anthropomorphic

suggesting human features for animals or inanimate things

We have complicated, irrational, romanticized relationships with our cars, anthropomorphic tendencies and magical thinking connected to a hulk of glass and metal.Washington Post (Jul 1, 2015)
anthropoid

resembling human beings

Humans first emerged in Africa, but our anthropoid ancestors didn’t arrive there until about 38 million years ago.Time (Jun 5, 2013)
anthropic

relating to mankind or the period of mankind’s existence

The “ Anthropic Principle” may not matter to a generation raised on Reality TV.Forbes (Jun 30, 2013)
anthropocentric

human-centered

Because personhood has always been associated with intelligence, a less anthropocentric definition of intelligence yields a slightly reconfigured understanding of personhood as well.Salon (Jun 27, 2015)
anthropometry

measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities

The study of the skeletons of animals, including those of man, has led to the science of anthropometry.Blackmar, Frank W. (Frank Wilson)
philanthropist

someone who makes charitable donations

The nexus between government and business to address global challenges requires collaboration with the international donor community, philanthropists, and local nongovernmental organizations through shared purpose.Time (Sep 29, 2015)
anthropophagy

human cannibalism; the eating of human flesh

Anthropophagy routinely emerges, says Petrinovich, under predictable starvation conditions, and such examples of human cannibalism are not as rare as many people believe.Slate (Dec 16, 2010)
misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

Ever wondered why Homer Simpson works in a nuclear plant owned by a greedy misanthrope?Time (Mar 18, 2011)

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