gen philosophy5 - 2) What does Peters add to the case for...

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1) Cite several ways in which Peter supports ideas already mentioned in Chapter two. Peter states in his article “…he has an eminent relationship to the other beings through his intellectual powers of understanding and loving,” “Language, which alongside the hand and tools is the instrument par excellence of human activity and which because of its signifying function is indispensable for the development of the person even in his most personal thought, is accepted from the forebears, modified and transmitted to the descendants,” “Man, however, does not only need fellow human beings in order to search his own natural good.” All of those statements were discussed in Chapter two. The first sentence discussed how we are able to have relationships that other animals cannot have. The second sentence discussed how language is important for humans and that it is learned instead of instinctive. The third sentence states that humans need other humans to live.
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Unformatted text preview: 2) What does Peters add to the case for human sociability? Peter adds the idea of moral social obligations to the case of human sociability. He also discusses a man’s ego, which was not discussed in Chapter two. 3) What other attributes or essential traits of the human mentioned by Peters contribute to human sociability? Peters mentions that culture helps contribute to human sociability. He also discusses how the trait of self-realization helps contribute to how humans relate and how they view each other. 4) Name one or two words/concepts that Peters uses that require clarification. The first sentence Peters used was confusing to me. It stated that “Every finite subsistent being by virtue of its essence, properties, activities and passivity’s, refers to all other beings by relations of agreement and difference of exercising influences and being influences.”...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Davies during the Spring '08 term at Siena College (Loudonville).

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