homo faber

noun
ho·​mo fa·​ber | \ ¦hō(ˌ)mōˈfäbə(r), -ˌbe(ə)r; -fābə- \

Definition of homo faber

1 : the human being as the maker or creator
2 in Bergsonism : the human being as engaged in transforming both the self morally and material things contrasted with homo sapiens

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New Latin, literally, skillful man

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“Homo faber.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homo%20faber. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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