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Jerusalem Van Leer Foundation

Towards a Rational Philosophical Anthropology

Authors: Agassi, Joseph

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The thesis of the present volume is critical and dual. (1) Present day philosophy of man and sciences of man suffer from the Greek mis­ taken polarization of everything human into nature and convention which is (allegedly) good and evil, which is (allegedly) truth and fal­ sity, which is (allegedly) rationality and irrationality, to wit, the polar­ ization of all fields of inquiry, the natural and social sciences, as well as ethics and all technology, whether natural or social, into the totally positive and the totally negative. (2) Almost all philosophy and sci­ ences of man share the erroneous work ethic which is the myth of man's evil nature - the myth of the beast in man, the doctrine of original sin. To mediate or to compromise between the first view of human nature as good with the second view of it as evil, sociologists have devised a modified utilitarianism with deferred gratification so­ called, and the theory of the evil of artificial competition (capitalist and socialist alike) and of keeping up with the Joneses. Now, the mediation is not necessary. For, the polarization makes for abstract errors which are simplistic views of rationality, such as reductionism and positivism of all sorts, as well as for concrete errors, such as the disposition to condemn repeatedly those human weaknesses which are inevitable, namely man's inability to be perfectly rational, avoid all error, etc. , thus setting man against himself as all too wicked.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Rational Philosophical Anthropology
Authors
Series Title
Jerusalem Van Leer Foundation
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1095-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1095-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-2003-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-1097-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 404
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