Man In The World Analysis

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Human beings are strange creatures, A part of the biological family, material beings, and yet they have a unique quality. Discernment, the capacity to reflect and to judge, to see themselves in a mirror, and know the curious reality and lack of it, to see their reflection as an abstract. Consciousness and the capacity for abstraction. Criticality and the desire for freedom. And yet, limitation and lack of freedom are everywhere. Biological systems and social systems enmesh us, as does language and limited semantic possibilities. Our immersion into a semantic field created by others. Man in the World, and yet, not fully of it. As man grew in evolution, as social systems evolved and empowered him, at some time, he was bound to gain a deeper…show more content…
And Marx followed thereafter, and he too concerned himself deeply with these philosophical problems, but he gave them a deep and firm analytical basis and entered the one remaining field, that of positivistic science, whose prophet August Compte was. Hegel even posited a zeitgeist, which gave a new meaning to historical ddddevelopment, and gave some significance to man’s actions and agency, some deeper scheme and purpose. Marx related these speculations to the moving spectacle of modern history, and explicated the suffering and victimization of so many. Hegel gave voice to some deep hopes and instincts of those who had pondered on history. Marx connected these urges and joined them into a great vigorous scheme, energetically…show more content…
Hume and Berkeley held that values and indeed the objects that we were cognizant of were products of human consciousness itself, as Kant affirmed we could only know what our own consciousness created and perceived, beyond that true access to reality was denied us. We could see a table and a chair and so on, but were restricted by our limited senses and our socialization that gave a particular meaning to the table, we were restricted by our own ontological ideas. Other men like Durkheim affirmed the positive and objective existence of not only physical laws, but social ones. Even for Freud, for all their depth and intricacy, psychic forces were essentially objective ones. Others went to the opposite extreme of a total affirmation of agency and individuality and indeed a super value of the individual agency and judgment, of the Will Schopenhauer) which could even go Beyond Good and

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