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Anthropomorphism

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  • 23-08-2016 12:08am
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    Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional East Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators, Regional South East Moderators, Regional North East Moderators, Regional North West Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 9,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭


    Source of error. "Tendency to imbue the real or imagined behavior of nonhuman agents with humanlike characteristics, motivations, intentions, or emotions." Act like pets have reasoning, logic, similar to humans. "My pet thinks..." Xenophanes described gods in uber-human terms. They looked like Greeks. Exhibited human behaviors. They were demanding, angry, wrathful, jealous, deceitful, capricious, amorous, possessive, but with more exuberance. Did Greek gods create humans in their own image? Or did humans create gods in theirs? Metaphors can be anthropomorphic. If treated beyond reason. Mother Nature. Useful metaphor. Until assigned human maternal characteristics. What say you?


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,236 CMod ✭✭✭✭Black Swan


    Brian R. Duffy (2003), Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Science Direct Volume 42, Issues 3–4, Pages 177–190, suggests that as robots increasingly enter into human social space they may acquire anthropomorphic attributions just like pets.


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    Robotics & AI. MIT research. Creative. Collaborative. Includes anthropomorphic.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,236 CMod ✭✭✭✭Black Swan


    Looking at anthropomorphisms from a different aspect, Gareth Morgan in Images of Organisations suggested that metaphors often occurred and were used to encourage discussion. Although a distortion of reality, such devices were said to foster understanding. For example, in Chapter XVIII of The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli, the prince was to act both as a fox and a lion. He was to be smart like a fox to avoid traps, and act like a lion to frighten off wolves.


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    Read Gareth Morgan. Metaphors. Intro chapter. Comparing courage: Man & lion.


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