The Idea of Man

Concepts of Human Ontology

     The Idea of Man presents a new ontology, or idea of human being, by developing the logic that naturally flows from that which is original, necessary, inherent and essential to this being - upright posture. The verticality of man, simply and mutely constituted by his innate 'uprightness', is taken as the ontological key to understanding the idea of man, the world of language and the very possibility of Being itself.
       In this, the book conceives in unison both an Ontological Anthropology and an Anthropological Ontology.

The Idea of Man

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           Table of Contents
    1 – Significance, the Essence of Man
       1a – The Priority of Essence to History
    2 – The Significance of Pointing
    3 – The Significance of the ‘Edge’
    4 – The Significance of Language
    5 – The Birth of the Person
    6 – The Possibility of Knowing
    7 – Thinking and Knowing 
        7a - Thinking - 'What' Things Are
        7b - Thinking -  'How' Things Are
        7c - Thinking - 'Why' Things Are
    8 – Thinking and the World of Things
       8a – The Possibility of Understanding
       8b – Time and the Stillness of Things
           8b(1) - Time and the Passing of Things
           8b(2) - The Ontological Basis of Time
           8b(3) - Eternity and the Significance of Death

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           “If we look at the origin of man, surely there we will find his essence. And with this essence broken from its hiddenness, the 'point' of man's existence, the reason and logic of his being will surely manifest itself. In the light of that manifestation, we will see man clearly and finally gain an understanding of who, how and why he is. So, this entire labor of thought must not only begin, but remain and dwell at the point of his beginning and only there because there and only there is to be derived a good idea of man. From this good idea, got finally right, 'ideas' about man, his history, politics, science and technique, his world of time, space, language and art, his social, psychological and moral nature will flow in a cascade of understanding that is simple, accessible and nourishing to his soul. So, by all means, let's begin at the beginning. ...”

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       Author: Mark Aman
         -- B.A., Philosophy, Loyola College of Maryland, 1972
         -- M.A., Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University, 1977
         --All-but-dissertation completed for the Ph.D. in Phenomenological Psychology, Duquesne University, 1980. Dissertation topic: ‘The Lived Experience of Time’ was suspended in 1982 and taken up again in the present work.
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