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Man and His Nature

Man in relation to his nature, destruction rooted in selfishness and man’s attempt to be master of slavery passions.

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Table of contents

Introduction 1
Man and His Environment 1
Man and Peace 2
The Second Law of Thermodynamics 3
Destruction Rooted in Selfishness 4
Man’s Mastery Over Nature 5
Mastery Over Nature Or Slavery of Passions 6
References 6

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Man and His Nature Introduction “Nature is man’s body” according to Karl Marx. One may not accept entirely this metaphorical statement of Karl Marx as embodying pure and simple truth, yet some useful and truthful analogies may be derived from it and used as premise. We must take good care of our environment. Nature just as we must take good care of our body healthy and happy living. The analogy involving man and nature just as man was created master of the earth (nature) so man was created master of his body, his action, his life. For man indeed was given by the same creator the gift of reason and free will which direct and govern ...

... true and higher nature – as rational and free human beings. It is passion and licentiousness and its demands for immediate satisfaction that dominate their lives, their actions.
Thus it happens that while man is the master of practically all material things in this world, he is often a slave to his own passion. While he has control over nature, he has control of himself, his inner nature. In this connection, it is wisdom to hearken to Goethe’s words:
It is in self restraint that man
First shows himself the man

The sad situation in which man finds himself today lies at the very roots and core of all human problems: the utter lack or total absence of the inner (moral) development which is absolutely indispensable for the attainment of human perfection and happiness.
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Humanistic Studies


Humanistic Studies
Personal Reflections
Benjamin I.

Some say that man by nature is good; others are adherents of the belief that man is inherently bad. Two schools of thought that clash with each other. But I am more inclined to agree on the former philosophy. Karl Marx's statement in this essay is a classic one. I absolutely agree on it.

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