Author: William Pratt Breed

Publisher: Scholarly Pub Office Univ of

ISBN: UOMDLP:afy1846:0001.001

Category: History

Page: 120

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Anthropos and Son of Man

Anthropos and Son of Man

Author: Carl H. Kraeling

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606083062

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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Kraeling's treatment of the ancient figure known as the Anthropos remains a challenging read even after several decades. Surveying Hellenistic, Gnostic, Manichean, Mandean, and Jewish sources, the author suggests a ubiquitous character known as the Anthropos was used in the New Testament to characterize aspects of Christ.



Author: Augustin Ostace

Publisher: Alpha & Omega Sapiens - Uppublishing Being / Augustin Ostace



Page: 48

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…In order to know myself better, gnothi seauton, I have to descend into the strongholds of meditation, of pondering and perhaps, of wise silencing… …In order to know myself better, nosce te ipsum, I have to know what is uncertain around me, with me and inside of me… …In order to know myself better, Erkenne dich selbst, I have to know what is unknown beyond of me and deeper inside of me… …Ultimately, what is known, what is uncertain and what is unknown could be the duty - triad in every school, in every college, university or academy, of all those who are trying the ontological jump in our Species still called Sapiens…

Anthropos Today

Anthropos Today

Author: Paul Rabinow

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400825905

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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The discipline of anthropology is, at its best, characterized by turbulence, self-examination, and inventiveness. In recent decades, new thinking and practice within the field has certainly reflected this pattern, as shown for example by numerous fruitful ventures into the "politics and poetics" of anthropology. Surprisingly little attention, however, has been given to the simple insight that anthropology is composed of claims, whether tacit or explicit, about anthropos and about logos--and the myriad ways in which these two Greek nouns have been, might be, and should be, connected. Anthropos Today represents a pathbreaking effort to fill this gap. Paul Rabinow brings together years of distinguished work in this magisterial volume that seeks to reinvigorate the human sciences. Specifically, he assembles a set of conceptual tools--"modern equipment"--to assess how intellectual work is currently conducted and how it might change. Anthropos Today crystallizes Rabinow's previous ethnographic inquiries into the production of truth about life in the world of biotechnology and genome mapping (and his invention of new ways of practicing this pursuit), and his findings on how new practices of life, labor, and language have emerged and been institutionalized. Here, Rabinow steps back from empirical research in order to reflect on the conceptual and ethical resources available today to conduct such inquiries. Drawing richly on Foucault and many other thinkers including Weber and Dewey, Rabinow concludes that a "contingent practice" must be developed that focuses on "events of problematization." Brilliantly synthesizing insights from American, French, and German traditions, he offers a lucid, deeply learned, original discussion of how one might best think about anthropos today.

Anthropos and the Material

Anthropos and the Material

Author: Penny Harvey

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478003311

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The destructive effects of modern industrial societies have shaped the planet in such profound ways that many argue for the existence of a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. This claim brings into relief a set of challenges that have deep implications for how relations between the human, the material, and the political affect contemporary social worlds. The contributors to Anthropos and the Material examine these challenges by questioning and complicating long-held understandings of the divide between humans and things. They present ethnographic case studies from across the globe, addressing myriad topics that range from labor, economics, and colonialism to technology, culture, the environment, agency, and diversity. In foregrounding the importance of connecting natural and social histories, the instability and intangibility of the material, and the ways in which the lively encounters between the human and the nonhuman challenge conceptions of liberal humanism, the contributors point to new understandings of the capacities of people and things to act, transform, and adapt to a changing world.

Climate Change and Anthropos

Climate Change and Anthropos

Author: Linda H. Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317970545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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Anthropos, in the sense of species as well as cultures and ethics, locates humans as part of much larger orders of existence – fundamental when thinking about climate change. This book offers a new way of exploring the significance of locality and lives in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a time when humans confront the limits of our control over nature. Many scholars now write about the ethics, policies and politics of climate change, focussing on global processes and effects. The book’s innovative approach to cross-cultural comparison and a regionally based study explores people’s experiences of environmental change and the meaning of climate change for diverse human worlds in a changing biosphere. The main study site is the Hunter Valley in southeast Australia: an ecological region defined by the Hunter River catchment; a dwelling place for many generations of people; and a key location for transnational corporations focussed on the mining, burning and export of black coal. Abundant fossil fuel reserves tie Hunter people and places to the Asia Pacific – the engine room of global economic growth in the twenty-first century and the largest user of the planet’s natural resources. The book analyses the nexus of place and perceptions, political economy and social organisation in situations where environmental changes are radically transforming collective worlds. Based on an anthropological approach informed by other ways of thinking about environment-people relationships, this book analyses the social and cultural dimensions of climate change holistically. Each chapter links the large scales of species and planet with small places, commodity chains, local actions, myths and values, as well as the mingled strands of dystopian imaginings and strivings for recuperative renewal in an era of transition.

The Birth of God as a Luminous Anthropos

The Birth of God as a Luminous Anthropos

Author: Wesley Muhammad

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365609718

Category: Religion


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How could God be a human being? The ancient Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible explain this clearly. In this heavily documented twenty page EPUB digital book, Dr. Wesley Muhammad demonstrates how such a concept was not so strange to Moses and John the Baptist—the men through whom Jews, Christians and Muslims believe are messengers of God.

Meaning in Anthropos

Meaning in Anthropos

Author: Kevin R. D. Shepherd

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: UOM:39015028484916

Category: Anthropology

Page: 204

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Written in 1984 during his Cambridge amateur period, this was the author's first phase explication of his daring alternative science. It is the most important of his early works. Commencing with a riposte to the cultural materialist trend in anthropology, the thesis branches out over various disciplines, attempting to expand upon leitmotifs supplied in the early chapters. There are critical surveys of evolutionist thought, anthropological theories, the history of science, the history of religions, psychological theories, mind-brain philosophy, Western philosophy and sociological theories. A polymathic ideal is expressed in part one, while the extension in critical surveys comprises part two, which forms the main bulk of the book.