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ERIC Number: ED086578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 11
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The Nature of Man and Its Implications.
Pedrini, D. T.; Gregory, Lura N.
The many problems presented by the nature of man and in studying man are the focus of this paper which attempts to place these problems in perspective in terms of the past and future. The enigma facing man, that man must study man, is related in an introduction. Freud's, Adler's, and Jung's developments in the study of the nature of man are examined. Their studies, it is concluded, cumulatively describe three dimensions of man, the biologic-psychologic, the sociologic, and the earthologic. A fourth dimension, the universologic, is noted as yet undeveloped. In a final three page section, the application of these dimensions of the study of man to education is considered. A general overemphasis in education on technology, science, materialsm, and empirism, to the debt of the humanities, arts, philosophy, and religion, is noted. To study man and his nature in an infinite and eternal context, an emphasis on ideas is suggested. These ideas, or key concepts, it is proposed, must be analyzed, synthesized, examined, and integrated to reveal the microscopic, macroscopic, cosmic, and universologic dimensions of all of man's history. (Author/KSM)
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