Concept of Man Philosophers' Quotes Quiz

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Who claimed that the concept of man should be comprehensively defined?


What is considered a primary foundational component in nursing?


Which term best describes humanity's relation to subjectivity according to Simone de Beauvoir?

Permanent isolation

In what way does humanity, according to the text, relate to different types of culture?

Imperceptible transitions

Which element is included in the metaparadigm of nursing, as mentioned in the text?


What should be defined comprehensively in the concept of man?

The person

What does the text suggest about the nature of humanity's link to different cultures?

Envelops a multitude of types of humanity and culture by imperceptible transitions

What aspect does Simone de Beauvoir associate with humanity's spiritual nature?


Which term best describes the multitude of types of humanity and culture according to the text?

Imperceptible transitions

What is a highlighted role attributed to nursing care in the text?

Roles Basic to Nursing Care

Study Notes

Concept of Man

  • Husserl: Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman, a rope over an abyss.
  • Nietzsche: Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman, a rope over an abyss.
  • Merleau-Ponty: Man is a historical idea and not a natural kind.
  • Sartre: Man is nothing else than his plan, it exists only insofar as it is realized, so it is nothing but the whole.
  • Pascal: Man is a reed, the weakest of nature, but it is a thinking reed.

Concept of Man and Society

  • Man is a product of discursive formations and of the sociopolitical contingencies of the various epochs of human history.
  • The concept of “man” is beyond grammar and logic.
  • Man is an invention of society.
  • Man is patterned after the gods, but the wrong gods.
  • Man is not fashioned out of marbles but from clay.

Limits of Man

  • The limits of man also make his existence a possibility.
  • Hence, our finitude is both contingent and fundamental.

Factors Affecting Health and Illness

  • Family history of disease (DM) is a risk factor for developing the disease later in life.
  • Age increases or decreases susceptibility to certain diseases (e.g., heart disease, birth defects).
  • Physical environment can increase the likelihood of certain diseases.
  • Lifestyle habits, activities, and practices involve risk factors (e.g., tobacco, drugs, stress).

Classification of Diseases

  • Etiologic causes: hereditary, allergic, congenital, metabolic, neoplastic, idiopathic, deficiency, degenerative, traumatic, iatrogenic.
  • Duration or onset: acute, sub-acute, chronic, remission, exacerbation.

Disease Classification

  • Organic, functional, occupational, familial, venereal, epidemic, endemic, pandemic, sporadic.

Test your knowledge on the concept of man with this quiz featuring quotes from famous philosophers like Husserl, Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre. See if you can match each quote to the philosopher who said it.

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