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Author: Antoine Vergote

suprastructure. Today, thinkers do not employ a tradition- al metaphysical scheme of composition because they refuse any objectifi- cation of the spiritual element in the person, much in the same manner as there is no longer any appeal to 'life' as the explanatory principle for what is living. Plato elaborated

In: In Search of a Philosophical Anthropology
Author: Antoine Vergote

more encompassing than pleasure which entails a more punctual or temporary satisfaction. Where the phrase 'to be happy' evokes a joy about life itself, that expansively radiates in all of one's projects, pleasure, in contrast, seems to remain close to the dynamism that generates it. Both phenomena

In: In Search of a Philosophical Anthropology
Author: Antoine Vergote

, and, by doing so, develop the experience of a living community. The bread and wine fulfill a second symbolic value as well. In them, we witness an ascending movement. It is necessary first for the participants to express their experiences of life in its depths and to form a communal bond among

In: In Search of a Philosophical Anthropology
Author: Antoine Vergote

maxim which announces the task of the ego. It can only become what it must in assuming its pulsional life and its unconscious representations. If they are opposed at this level, in virtue of perhaps a false spiritualism, the ego will cut itself off from its own living forces and exhaust itself in a

In: In Search of a Philosophical Anthropology
Author: Antoine Vergote

various Greek philosophies where human beings, in both their conscious life and organic existence, are a part of nature and therefore, submissive to the laws which regulate the order of nature.6 Even in the psychological studies of Aristotle, nature is part of an individual's natural constitution. The

In: In Search of a Philosophical Anthropology
Author: Justin Barrett

information, (4) able to act in the human world in detectable ways and (5) capable of motivating behaviors that reinforce belief. Th at Santa Claus appears to be only inconsistently represented as having all five requisite features Santa has failed to develop a community of true believers and cult

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

life as well. In the work of Heraclitus, a later thinker, the value is on the ever-changing elements which make up living. One element of this is his conception of time, which is fluid. This conception of time is based on the way time is lived and felt. It is not based on an abstraction formed from

In: Nietzsche's Reclamation of Philosophy

"neither human society nor human history can be understood without taking into account the very different ways a society can use pain or pleasure to motivate human behavior."2 Eisler says she "began to see the central, though amazingly ignored, role pain and pleasure have had in the evolution of

In: Compassion
Author: Michael Krausz

RA: I understand that you came to formulate your theory of creativity in the course of articulating your personal program in art. Am I right? Michael: Not quite. I’d been thinking about creativity in connection with the idea of a creative life, particularly when facing choices about whether to

In: Roots in the Air
Author: Paul S. Penner

. Being rescued from a life-threatening situation is an act of highest value to the rescued person. Receiving a compliment on a job well done or having a door held open are also valued experiences but to a much lesser degree . On another axis, complimenting someone or holding a door for someone involve

In: Altruistic Behavior: An Inquiry into Motivation