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Anthropology: Anthropology studies human nature, behavior, and societies, exploring fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, and ethics in cultural and social contexts.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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G.W.F. Hegel on Anthropology - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 329
A. According to a tradition of anthropology dating back to Plato and Aristotle, the human is not capable of surviving or living a good life on his or her own. Both for biological reasons - because of the need of children for help and for the sake of reproduction - and in order to lead a successful life with the help of the gift of language and reason, people unite to form a community of rights and benefits.
, >Society.
B. According to an alternative anthropology, a "modern" view - although it is again represented already in antiquity, by sophists - humans are concerned with self-assertion in the face of competition from their peers. Without naming the two options and their most important representatives, Hegel's Master-Slave-Chapter(1) joins in the matter primarily to the second option. Admittedly, the master-slave-relationship also plays a role in the first option, at least in Aristotle's variant. >Master-Slave/Hegel.

1. Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit, 1807

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 [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Höffe I
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