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Anthropology
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I. Philosophy – II. Scientific Anthropology

I. Philosophy

The study of human beings, first of all, and from the 16th century a philosophical discipline that developed from rational psychology and moral philosophy; since the 20th century anthropology has been a philosophical school of thought.

Philosophical anthropology first flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries as a view of human beings that neither rests on the metaphorical and theological assumption of the image nor sees hu…

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Anthropology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00775>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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