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Problem jezika u glavnim konceptima suvremene filozofske antropologije
The language problem in the major concepts of modern philosophical anthropology

Author(s): Muslija Muhović
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«

Summary/Abstract: The protagonists of the main concepts of contemporary philosophic anthropology do not approach in the same way and they understand differently the problem of language. It comes form different attitudes of researching man and his specific qualities. They, on the basis of marvellous insight into the wealthy tradition of philosophical thinking in its concepts of man and his specific qualities, completely started by a new way researching about the ancient, important, actual, philosophical issue. In their philosophies the need of developing a unique and complete picture of man is plausibly emphasized. It is possible only on the basis of the observation of the essence of language. In other words: the complete conception of man is possible only on the basis of comprehension of language as a quality or monopoly of human being. The origins of the searching efforts of the protagonist’s main concepts of contemporary philosophical anthropology are mutually contradictory. Acctually the concepts of some protagonists of the philosophical discipline do not mean getting free of traditional comprehension, but on the contrary, the aspiration that the traditional attitudes of language in the works of contemporary philosophical-anthropological disciplinary thinking. Plessner undertakes the most delicate and the most complete analysis of language as a fundamental quality and monopoly of man with his anthropology of “unitiy, i. e. systematic anthropology. It is essentially different form Cassirer’s anthropology “from above”, i. e. which sees and understands language as one of the symbolic forms of human activity and from Gehlen’s anthropology “from bottom”, burdened by antidialectical biologism.

  • Issue Year: 1997
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 104-120
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bosnian