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The evolutionary process leading to the development of the characteristics that distinguish hominins from other primates. Not in scientific use.

[Latin homō, homin-, man; see Homo + -ization.]
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(ˌhɒm ə nəˈzeɪ ʃən)

the evolution of the human traits that set the genus Homo apart from its primate ancestors.
[1950–55; < Latin homin-, s. of homō man (see Homo) + -ization]
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We are reminded in Automatic Society: 'since the beginning of hominization, the practice of tools and instruments has disorganized and reorganized the brains, minds and spirits of workers' (p159).
Offering an operational definition of his concept of hominescence or hominisation, the philosopher explains, "What is hominization? [...] The progressive deliverance from the laws of evolution.
I view them as a series of waypoints, each proposed origin marking a different stage in the "hominization" of the planet.
One of these appeals to a long tradition in Catholic thought that supports a view called delayed hominization, in which the fetus in the early stages of pregnancy is not viewed as a person or even as morally considerable.
Pannenberg, Kernberg, and Kohut share a common goal: freeing a person to becoming fully human (also called hominization (7)) from the mire of narcissism.
For Schillebeeckx, however, the presence of God in the profane was not so much a remainder in material creation as it was a presence made in the process of what he called "hominization," the impress of humanity on the brute facts of the natural world.
Thomas Aquinas accepted the doctrine of departing hominization. Departing hominization is the view that in the process of human death, the rational soul departs first, leaving a mere animal ensouled by a sensitive soul, and then the sensitive soul departs, leaving a corpse.
According to today's scientists, the human brain evolved in the course of the hominization process.
Resisting what he takes to be the error of extending the historical reach of reification back into "the beginnings of hominization" (366), Habermas stresses the need to supplement the infamous linguistic turn executed in the 1960s with a pragmatics of communications whose socio-critical resources emerge from figures like George Herbert Meade and Emile Durkheim, "founding fathers" (399) of modern sociology.
that by the capital event of hominization, the most advanced portion of the cosmos has become personalized."
The conversation strolls through such topics as scandal and conversion, the Catholic Church and the modern world, hominization and natural selection, Levi Strauss on collective murder, and how mimetic theory should be applied.
Thomas Aquinas' "delayed hominization" theories about the moment when life begins during the development of the human embryo.