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Human Nature and Condition: Conceptual Reflections from Arendt, Gadamer and Thinkers on the Topic of Hope

This paper reflects on the notion and structural components of two concepts: the human condition and human nature. Likewise, it is proposed that both concepts should be included in the basic themes not only in the field of Educational Philosophy, but also in all disciplines where the human being occupies a privileged place. Human condition is understood as a state of subjection to everything with which human beings interact and represents the starting point to ascend to three natures that correspond to human beings. Hegel emphasizes two natures of man. The first is characterized by having a biological structure governed by instincts. The second is culture and to ascend to it requires processes of intellection that can be objectified through consciousness. The third human nature proposed in this paper is rooted in Ernst Bloch’s principle of hope. It is materialized by human actions tending to the construction of the future from the discovery of what is not-yet-conscious that, when identified, is achieved through actions.

Human Condition, Training, Hope, Desire Impulse

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María Dolores García Perea. (2023). Human Nature and Condition: Conceptual Reflections from Arendt, Gadamer and Thinkers on the Topic of Hope . International Journal of Philosophy, 11(4), 96-100. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijp.20231104.11

ACS Style

María Dolores García Perea. Human Nature and Condition: Conceptual Reflections from Arendt, Gadamer and Thinkers on the Topic of Hope . Int. J. Philos. 2023, 11(4), 96-100. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20231104.11

AMA Style

María Dolores García Perea. Human Nature and Condition: Conceptual Reflections from Arendt, Gadamer and Thinkers on the Topic of Hope . Int J Philos. 2023;11(4):96-100. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20231104.11

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