10.14.2009

10.14.2009 - Recitation, October 14, 2009 Upright posture...

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Recitation, October 14, 2009 Upright posture Has to do with differentiating humans from animals. How is it related with the idea of moral concsiouness? We do not have to act by instinct, we have the freedom of our hands and we can make our own world through the tools that we can create and use. Our distance from the ground is what gives us a sense of self. What happens when you have that space in between you and the ground? A vacuum of the eyes. The moment you freed yourself from the ground, you freed yourself from nature. With our upright posture we began to think of ourselves as detatched from nature. With the example of the upright posture, the relationship between mind and body is fundamentally real, and is always there. You tried to fill in the vacuum that was created by the shift from all fours to upright posture. How is it related to moral consciousness and moral codes? How does it create certain moral codes? Through the choice that is available to us. What is the most basic moral code that came after this change? The ground that you stand on is more
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course ANTH 146 taught by Professor Evens during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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10.14.2009 - Recitation, October 14, 2009 Upright posture...

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