Anthropology on Humans - Dictionary of Arguments
Höffe I 152
Humans/Citizen/Anthropology/Höffe: Aristotle's definition of the human as a political being by nature is developed [in Thomas Aquinas](1) into the concept of the animal sociale et politicum, the social and political being. (...) [Thomas Aquinas'] view is that the human, both a deficient and a rational being, must take care of his or her own life with his or her own hands and work.
Thomas AquinasVsAristotle/Höffe: With this anthropological argument Thomas Aquinas tacitly makes a revolutionary reassessment of work: he frees it from a double stigma. It neither appears as an activity merely for servants/slaves nor as a punishment for original sin, but is rather assigned to the nature of humans.
1. Thomas De regno ad regem Cypri_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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