Ce (mai) este omul?

What is man (now)?

  • Mihai Androne Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
Keywords: God, man, animal, deficient being, culture, philosophy, religion


Various answers have been given over time to the question ‘What is man?’. Philosophy and theology have been constantly concerned with the origin of man and the human condition, often trying to identify the differences (and thereby similarities) between man and other living beings. Man’s self-knowledge and knowledge of the world he inhabits are interdependent, as emphasized by both ancient and medieval philosophy and by modern (Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche) and contemporary thinking. The answer to the question ‘What is man?’ is not only important cognitively but also morally.